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Recycling Around the World


Adult Enrichment / ACE Highlights -
Winter 2023

Arlington can benefit from adopting a cross-cultural perspective and employing international cooperation when it comes to reducing waste. Hear about a project that connects AHS students with kids in Vietnam to reflect on the effects of ocean plastic pollution. Another project is inspired by work being done in Japan and Thailand to calculate the emissions benefits of recycling rather than incinerating potentially recyclable materials. We’ll also talk about Arlington’s waste characterization study and what we hope to find out about our waste/diversion behavior. All proceeds from this event go towards the ACE Scholarship fund to help make our classes more accessible to all Arlington youth.

Instructors

Charlotte Milan

Charlotte started recycling circa 1970 by helping her mom smash different colored glass bottles into different trucks at the local transfer station. After studying Anthropology, social work, and business, she was finally prepared to put those together and go back to waste reduction as the Town of Arlington's recycling coordinator in 2012. As a lifelong volunteer herself, Charlotte saw the power and possibilities with that dedicated workforce, and welcomed as many volunteers as she could find to help launch the Arlington DPW Recycling Center. Now in her eighth year working around waste and its reduction, Charlotte recognizes the deep environmental commitment of the people around her. She strives to co-create projects and programs that excite this community of waste reducers, as well as bring our town into the forefront of environmental stewardship.


Rachel Oliveri

Rachel Oliveri is the Arlington School Sustainability Coordinator and has taken a lead role in school specific and town wide events centered around citizen science, waste reduction and climate action. She supports student Green Teams and is inspired by student ideas and action. Rachel has a background in child development and youth program evaluation and is committed to creating opportunities for youth to advocate for the environment in their schools and in the community.

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HL-Recycling

  Charlotte Milan , Rachel Oliveri


Arlington High School
Tuesday, Mar 21
7:00 - 8:30 PM

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