Join us to celebrate the kick-off of the WasteBusters competition!
WasteBusters is an annual waste-reduction challange where you choose a pledge, complete tasks and win truly great prizes! you can sign up as an individual or create a group with your family, friends, or coworkers.
All are welcome at this free event; you can sign up for a WasteBusters pledge before or at the kick-off. At the event, you will hear from a special guest, meet local groups and learn more about this year’s pledges. There will be free snacks and giveaways, plus a raffle where you can win a zero-waste starter kit, beeswax food wrap or other Green Neighbors gifts!
The Kick-Off event will feature a talk from Dr. Douglas Wilson, Ph.D., the chief archeologist at the Fort Vancouver historical site, the director of the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute and an adjunct associate professor at the Portland State University.
Dr. Wilson will speak on the differences between modern trash and historical trash, tying in examples of historical waste that he discovered at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site. He has previously worked at the University of Arizona with Dr. Bill Rathje, the original archaeologist of modern garbage and pioneer of the field of "Garbology." This field explores communities or cultures by analyzing their waste. As we begin this year's WasteBusters Challenge, Dr. Wilson will remind us that what we throw away will often say more about who we are than what we choose to keep. If a garbologist were to analyze what we left behind 200 years in the future, what would our waste say about us?
Please RSVP for this event by clicking the "Register" button above -- be aware that by registering for this event you are NOT registering for the competition itself. Please register for the WasteBusters competition at www.wastebusters.green.