Garden Club Series

NCRM representative to speak about reducing use of plastics

Oct 04, 2019
Chrissy Adamowicz

Belfast — The Belfast Garden Club will present a program on “Reducing Plastics in Our Lives” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Chrissy Adamowicz, Sustainable Maine outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will give an illustrated talk

Free and open to the public, the program begins at 2 p.m., following a 1 p.m. business meeting for members.

Adamowicz helps communities and individuals create policies and practices that support sustainable living behaviors to protect Maine’s environment. In her presentation at the library, she will discuss the problem of global plastic pollution, including its sources and solutions.

According to the NRCM website, “80% of the plastic we’ve ever created still exists. The production of plastic and resulting plastic pollution is speeding up. Humans and wildlife are ingesting toxic plastic.” Humans consume microfibers of plastic in drinking water, and wildlife mistakes it for food.

Prior to working at the NRCM, Adamowicz promoted sustainability in Androscoggin County through healthy eating and active living initiatives. She has a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental science and a master’s degree in sustainable communities. She lives in Brunswick.

Belfast Garden Club has promoted the creation and care of public gardens and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening for 90 years. The 2019 Fall Program Series includes topics about conservation and the environment. For more information, visit BelfastGardenClub.org.

 

 

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