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Zoom to Sustainability

Zoom to Sustainability

The 2021-2022 Salem Environmental Education’s adult education series, Zoom to Sustainability, delivers informative presentations via Zoom that will provide some solutions to current environmental problems.

Registration is required and details of the presentation and directions for linking to Zoom will be provided before each presentation at this website and the SEE Facebook page. The programs are free but a donation is requested.

Beyond Recycling

Wednesday, October 6
Beyond Recycling: Why considering the life cycle impacts of our stuff matters much more than if it can be recycled.

In Oregon 99% of greenhouse gas emissions associated with making a product occur before it’s purchased. Conversely, only 1% of greenhouse gases associated with a product happen during its disposal or recycling. In this presentation, we will discuss how to move beyond recycling and into waste prevention as it relates to the “upstream” or pre-consumer impacts of a products’ life cycle (extraction, manufacturing, transportation, use, and disposal). Moving up the “waste hierarchy” towards reduction and reuse of our products is critical to addressing consumption-based climate impacts and moving towards larger systems of change that can more positively affect our well-being and world.

Dakota Tangredi is a Bilingual Waste Reduction Coordinator with Marion County Environmental Services. He has a background in environmental science and community sustainability education, which informs his work as a volunteer program coordinator to mobilize waste reduction volunteers around community projects and action in Marion County.

To register for the free Zoom presentation go to the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/beyond-recycling-tickets-170458375590

Solar for Your Home

Wednesday, December 8
Solar for Your home – Zach Snyder (Solar Oregon).

City of Salem’s Climate Change Plan

Wednesday, February 9
City of Salem’s Climate Change Plan – Patricia Ferrell (City of Salem).

Oak Tree Rings and Climate Change

Wednesday, April 13
Oak Tree Rings and Climate Change – Karen Arabas (Willamette University)

TBD

Wednesday, June 8. TBD