Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors | Sustainability, Green Business, Conservation
About This Show
The Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors podcast was created to delve into the inspiring stories of women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Barbara Lee, host and Founder of Trashy Beauty, trash talks with other eco-conscious females about their careers in green business.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 27: Christine Datz-Romero, Lower East Side Ecology Center
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It's hard to imagine a time when we didn't have curbside recycling programs, but it was actually less than 30 years ago now. That's when Christine Datz-Romero had decided to do something to help divert recyclables from the waste stream. This expanded into an entire center that is the largest collector of food scraps and electronic waste here in NYC.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center (https://www.lesecologycenter.org) that Christine founded helps divert 400 tonnes of food scraps (https://www.lesecologycenter.org/programs/compost/) from landfill. They also have a year-round e-waste (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-e-waste) recycling program that helps remove the 70% of heavy metals that can be found in landfill from electronics that are incorrectly disposed of.
Resource mentioned in this episode:
Mary Appelhof (http://www.wormwoman.com/)
Check out the LES Ecology Center’s e-waste drop off sites (https://www.lesecologycenter.org/spring-2018-e-waste-events/)! There are popup locations every weekend through June. They’ve also opened an additional drop-off site in Chinatown at 75 Broadway (https://www.google.com/maps/place/75+E+Broadway,+New+York,+NYfirstname.lastname@example.org,-73.9975754,16.38z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c25a2899bf5257:0x723e8ec99908edc9!8m2!3d40.713637!4d-73.9941327) near the East Broadway F stop or the Grand St. D stop. You can bring your computers, keyboard, printers, etc. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays between 12-4 PM. Link in show notes for more info.
Don’t miss the LES Ecology Center’s 30th birthday party (https://www.lesecologycenter.org/summer-picnic-2018/) at the East River Park on June 9th. Face painting, food, and compost - it’s a great opportunity to see what the LES Ecology Center does and help support the continuation of their work.
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