Sustainable Warwick will meet on Wed., Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Senior Center, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick. The featured speaker will be Rachel Chaput, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPW) Sustainable Materials Management program. This program strives to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste entering landfills which not only reduces problems with landfills but also saves municipalities money.
To accomplish this goal, the agency relies heavily on two voluntary, free partnership programs: WasteWise ((https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise) and Food Recovery Challenge (https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/food-recovery-challenge-frc). Chaput will explain these programs and how participation in them could assist Warwick in reaching its sustainability goals. She has worked for the US EPA Region 2, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, for 25 years and recently moved to Warwick. For more information about Sustainable Warwick visit www.sustainablewarwick.org.