Recycling, Insulation Workshop In Telluride, 2/4 & 2/5

The Telluride-based The New Community Coalition came roaring out of the gate in the New Year and is on a roll. The first Green Business Roundtable of 2011 launched the EcoAction Initiative, a local program tailored to engage individuals and small businesses in taking action to live more sustainably, save money and measure actual changes. Next up: recycling and insulation.

Ever wondered where your recycling goes after it is picked up from your home?  What products are made from recyclables? Why some items are not recycled here when they are elsewhere?  Or do you just want to see where our service providers plan to go from here? For answers, join The New Community Coalition at its next Green Business Roundtable.

Green Business Roundtable #13 takes place in the Program Room of Telluride's five-star Wilkinson Public Library. Jonathan Greenspan, owner of SUNRISE, LLC, the natural resource recovery park in Illium Valley, (near Telluride) is one of the speakers. Kenneth Stevens and Stephanie Warner present for Waste Management. (Kenneth is the Western Slope Recycling Manager for Waste Management of Colorado and Stephanie is the Territory Sales Manager for Waste Management and handles all commercial customers for the Telluride area and Crested Butte.)

At the Green Business Roundtable #13, The New Community Coalition also plans an update on the EcoAction Initiative and offers yet another opportunity to become a part of this community effort to decrease your individual carbon footprint and the community’s carbon emissions as a whole.

RSVP by 3 PM- Feb. 3rd, 2011 to ensure enough food.

Saturday, February 5, 10:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., and then again on Monday, Feb 7, 3:30 – 5:30, Nick Wasser Residence, 1040 Charles Street, Ridgway, CO.,  The New Community Coalition offers two separate workshops on insulation at this new home.

The first workshop features a short hands-on demonstration of the proper technique for installing batt insulation. Both workshops include a house tour to demonstrate the various types of insulation techniques Wasser used in his home, including fiberglass batts, spray foam and structurally insulated panels (SIPS).

The New Community Coalition encourages people to carpool to Ridgway. Please offer or request a ride when you RSVP and do so by 2 p.m. February 4 to ensure enough food.

RSVP @www.newcommunitycoalition.org or call 970-728-5208. Both the Green Business Roundtable and the insulation workshop are FREE, although donations are gratefully accepted.

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