Join Green Drinks Durham on Thursday, January 31st to welcome Rochelle Byrne from A Greener Future to talk about the work they are doing with local communities to promote environmental preservation through organized litter cleanups, educational programs, and events.
Over the past four years, with the help of thousands of volunteers, over 1 million pieces of litter have been picked up, entered into A Greener Future's data system, and disposed of properly. This includes returning beer and liquor containers to The Beer Store, composting paper, and recycling everything from cans to textiles and cigarette butts. This helps ensure that a minimal amount of waste is going to the landfill. Join Rochelle on January 31st at Green Drinks Durham as she discusses which items are having the biggest negative impact on the health of Lake Ontario and what we can all do to help protect the Lake from pollution.
About the Speaker:
Rochelle Byrne, Executive Director & Founder of “A Greener Future”
Rochelle is an environmental graduate with a passion for improving the local environment. In 2014 she founded the nonprofit, A Greener Future, which focuses on litter cleanup and prevention. She is the 2016 recipient of the City of Pickering Environment Award and an active ambassador for the zero waste movement.
This Green Drinks will be hosted by SmartNet Developments in their brand new training space. Come to see the new offices and network with fellow Durham region environmentalists and green enthusiasts. Free appetizers brought to you by SMARTNet Alliance.