County’s Sustainability manager to talk recycling at Quincie Douglas Library event Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Pima County, Ariz. (Nov. 11, 2011) – Find out what happens to the plastic bottles and tin cans you put in the recycling bin when Pima County’s Sustainability manager, Robin Johnson, visits the Quincie Douglas Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Also, three new works of art made from recycled materials will be dedicated at the event.
Johnson’s appearance from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. is tied to America Recycles Day, Nov. 15.
In addition to her talk, there will be crafts and videos for children and adults.
Recycling helps preserve natural resources and saves money.
“The Environmental Protection Agency tells us that recycling an aluminum beverage can rather than putting it in the trash saves enough energy to operate a 60W incandescent light bulb for 4.3 hours, or an equivalent compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours,” she noted.
Pima County has its own sustainability program and uses dozens of products made from recycled material, such as notebooks and file folders, she said.
“America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, and on the go,” Johnson said.
“Pima County joins other communities across the country to help people learn more about how we can reduce waste, reuse our stuff, and recycle what’s left.”
To find out more about Pima County’s Sustainable Action Plan for its own operations, to go to: www.pima.gov.
The Quincie Douglas Public Library, on Tucson’s South Side, is at 1585 E. 36th St., east of South Park Avenue. Call the library at (520) 594-5335 for more details.
The library is on Sun Tran Route 2. For information on the bus schedule, go to http://www.suntran.com/routes.php or call customer service at (520) 792-9222.