We are a grassroots action group working to build a sustainable and resilient Albuquerque. We are kicking the fossil fuel habit as individuals, neighborhoods, and as a city. We are relocalizing our food, education, products, and jobs, lowering our cost of living and improving our health and community spirit. Together, we are capable of coping with the ecological, energy, economic, and equity crises as we become interdependent yet self-reliant.
Join us for our monthly gatherings where we network, discuss sustainability and resilience in Albuquerque, get updates from our work groups, share food, scheme ideas, do activities, and learn something new.
Our next gathering is Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm at First Unitarian Church (Carlisle & Comanche, map here) in the Memorial Hall.
Know Waste to No Waste
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30pm
@ First Unitarian Church (SW corner of Carlisle & Comanche NE)
in the Memorial Hall (smaller hall west of courtyard).
Potluck at 6:30, workshop 7-8:30pm.
Nature doesn’t really have “waste” as we know it. One creature’s waste is another species’ food, such as fertilizer for plants. As humans, we’ve developed this concept of throwing things “away” but there is no “away”. We only have one planet!
So how can we reduce our personal and household waste as close to zero as possible? How can we encourage our communities and stores to reduce as well? Join us for this workshop to learn & exchange.
Before you come, here’s some homework:
- Watch The Story of Stuff (22 minutes), if you haven’t already.
- Try to weigh your garbage and recycling for a few weeks, and bring your data.
For the next 5 months we’ll be going through the topics one-by-one from the Transition Streets workbook for personal & household impact. We’re starting with Waste. Next month is Transportation.
What to bring*: (*If you can. No one will be turned away)
- A dish to share for the potluck
- Your ABQ CO2 Pledge, or your New Years Resolution(s)
- A few dollars to help keep Transition ABQ running
Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event. We hope to see you there!