BELFAST — The Belfast Garden Club will present a program “Reducing Plastics in Our Lives” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The program will follow the 1 p.m. business meeting for members.
Chrissy Adamowicz, sustainable Maine outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will give a talk and Powerpoint presentation on this important topic.
Adamowicz helps communities and individuals create policies and practices that are supportive of sustainable living behaviors to protect Maine’s environment. In her presentation at the library, Chrissy will discuss the problem of global plastic pollution, including its sources and solutions.
According to the council website, “80% of the plastic we’ve ever created still exists. The production of plastic and resulting plastic pollution is speeding up. Humans and wildlife are ingesting toxic plastic.” Humans consume microfibers of plastic in drinking water, and, in the case of wildlife, it is being mistaken as food.
Prior to working at the council, Adamowicz promoted sustainability in Androscoggin County through healthy eating and active living initiatives. She has a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental science and a master’s degree in sustainable communities. She enjoys the outdoors, travel, art—and daydreaming of car-free communities. She lives in Brunswick.
The Belfast Garden Club has promoted the creation and care of public gardens and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening for 90 years. The 2019 Fall Program Series includes topics about conservation and the environment. For more information, visit BelfastGardenClub.org.