Rethinking what we waste
September 7, 2018 // 7:30AM - 9:00AM
The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash - every single day. Trash threatens public health, pollutes our waterways and atmosphere, and costs the country approximately $200 billion each year in solid waste management. While litter of all sorts puts our ecosystem in jeopardy, there’s an opportunity for each of us to reduce what is thrown away, recycle more, and refuse unneeded items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.
This summer Southface launched “Talk Trash,” an initiative to raise awareness about how each of us can make small changes that have the potential to make a big positive impact for the planet. #TalkTrash pledge takers received a wealth of tips, expert advice, and resources to help them send less stuff to landfills, and show others how easy it is to do the same.
The conversation continues at the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, which features local organizations who’ve taken the #TalkTrash pledge. Our panelists will share their insight and best practices on how implementing small changes at home and at work can result in big benefits for the environment.
David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability
Liza Milagro, Residential & Sustainability Manager
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
David Paull, Co-Owner
Michelle Wiseman, Community Builder and Leader in Sustainability
Recycling and Waste Diversion, City of Atlanta
Friday, September 7, 2018
Doors open for networking:
7:00AM - 7:30AM
Program: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Non- Member: $20
Become a Southface Member! Enjoy a monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable discount, free admission to our Solstice events and many other benefits.
Parking for Roundtable attendees at the Southface campus is available in the large parking lot adjacent to our building. The lot is accessible from Pine Street.
Southface strongly encourages carpooling or using alternative transportation to attend our events!
Southface is accessible from the Civic Center MARTA Station, available on either the Gold or Red MARTA lines running North/South. Exit the station onto West Peachtree St heading north, and turn right onto Pine Street. Southface is a 7-10 minute walk from the Civic Center Station.