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WasteWise Wellesley community forum
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
“Wa$teWi$e Wellesley” virtual community forum on Wednesday, September 30 from 9:00-10:30 am, co-sponsored by the Green Collaborative and the Town’s 3R Working Group (Sustainable Energy Committee, Department of Public Works and Natural Resources Commission).
An expert panel will highlight what our town and state are doing and what you can do to waste less, save money, and protect your health, while reducing Wellesley’s carbon footprint.
Chris Beling, Member of the Assistance and Pollution Prevention Unit in the Office of Environmental Stewardship of the EPA. Chris has worked on food waste issues since the mid-1990’s along with the MA Department of Environmental Protection, the MA Food Association and area grocery stores, starting with diverting food to compost. The Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Agriculture have set a goal to reduce food waste and food loss by 50% by the year 2030.
Kirstie Pecci, Director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Fellow at Conservation Law Foundation – Kirstie is a former MASSPIRG Staff Attorney actively engaged in waste reduction and opposing the expansion of landfill and incinerator capacity. She is part of the Zero Waste Boston coalition, which advocates for zero waste solutions such as reuse, recycling, redesign and composting/anaerobic digestion in the City of Boston.
Jamie Manzolini, Superintendent of Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility. Jamie worked for Boston area civil engineering firms where his clients included CVS, AstraZeneca, and the NE Patriots (Kraft Group). He then worked in the transportation/moving industry for three years before joining the Wellesley RDF in the engineering division where he was responsible for design/construction & oversite of streetscape and drainage projects, as well as inspections for private and municipal excavation work.