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October EcoHour

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Close DateOct 18, 2017 12:00am or when space runs out.

Join us in conversation with Julie Lawson, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Trash Free Maryland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing trash pollution. She will share with us her experience in getting to where she is today, and how she works to develop strategies to increase recycling and to manage plastic pollution in waterways. Among other accomplishments, Julie spearheaded passage of legislation to ban polystyrene foam food packaging around the DC Metro area, and to expand public space recycling and strengthen penalties for illegal dumping in Maryland. A passionate advocate for the restoration of the Anacostia River, she also directed a public outreach campaign leading to the passage of the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009, the first program in the US to impose a fee on disposable plastic and paper bags. Don't miss out!

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Location: Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004