Strategies to Reduce Plastic Waste
Local solutions to a global issue.
Bayfield Town Hall
OCTOBER 27. 2018 1-5 pm
Schedule of Events
1:00 Sharon Vitali: Welcome
1:05 Betty Durst: About Blue Bayfield by Betty Durst
1:10 Jennifer Pate: Love Your Greats – From Oceans to the Great Lakes
1:45 Rachel Handbury: Waste-not at the Zoo
2:10 Mid Event Break
2:50 Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman: Recycle “Right”
3:30 Tippi Thole: Achieving Zero Waste
4:20 Cam Oates: Thank you to speakers and attendees
4:30 Reception and presentations by students
Q & A will follow each speaker’s presentation
Tippi Thole is a freelance graphic designer and zero waste striver. She is the owner of Bright Spot Studio (https://brightspotstudio.com) where she does branding, web and print design for clients around the world. She’s also the owner of tinytrashcan.com where she shares simple strategies to reduce waste. Early on in her zero waste journey, she adopted a tiny trashcan, which helped her shrink her trash and measure her progress. Her efforts have received worldwide recognition. In her “spare time” she can be found tending her vegetable garden, shopping neighborhood garage sales or salsa dancing way past her bedtime.
Jennifer Pate Bayfield resident, is a scientist, filmmaker, adventurer and a business woman, Jen shares a unique tale of the people’s passion for their local waterways and a healthier future… from degradation to optimism. Over the last 2 years she has crossed the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and beyond and has lead research projects to study plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. She has addressed adventure-based seminar series like Intrepid Explorers and Tales of Adventure and events such as the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Her “day job” is teaching and managing at her eco lake facility.
Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman is the Special Projects Coordinator with Bluewater Recycling Association. She has been affiliated with the BRA for over 20 years and is involved in a wide range of research and educational projects. Her primary jobs are overseeing the automated collection program working with various community groups and organizations to educate re proper recycling. Wendy holds a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Parks and Recreation and Environmental Studies. She ia also a consultant for the County of Huron and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.
Rachel Handbury is the Manager of Sustainability for the Detroit Zoological Society. She is responsible for initiating, implementing, and continually improving the sustainability program at the Zoo. Rachel takes a special interest in food waste diversion, plastic waste reduction, sustainability education, and energy reduction initiatives. She worked previously in Los Angeles, California as an environmental consultant, managing the remedial cleanup efforts of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil and groundwater. A Canadian, Rachel is a graduate of Western in Biology and Environmental Science. This is her second visit to a Blue Bayfield event.
Thank you to our sponsors
Bluewater Recycling Association, Bayfield Boutique Bed & Breakfast, Cowbell Brewing, The Lake House, Hyundai Goderich, The Municipality of Bluewater, The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.