Date(s) - 06/05/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for the first in our Policy on Tap event series! Tickets now on sale!

The Citizens League is launching a new event series that will feature robust policy conversations around one central theme. For these discussions, moderator Tom Weber, formerly of MPR News, will engage a panel of experts and event attendees on important policy issues.

For our first season, we’re Talking Trash.

Very few of us know what happens after we leave our bins at the curb, take our stuff to a thrift store, or throw something in a bin at a restaurant. And the answer often depends on where that action happens.

It’s the epitome of “out of sight, out of mind.” And trash removal often is a heated policy debate (hello, St. Paul), even if you spend your days seeing if your stuff sparks joy.

The Citizens League is dedicated to robust conversations about policy and will convene four events to explore different aspects of the stuff we throw away.

Join us for the first in this series, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Amsterdam Bar & Hall for An Apple a Day…Makes Waste.

Of all the things we throw in landfills or incinerators, the single largest component is food — as much as two of every five pounds of waste (40%!).

The average household in St. Paul throws away almost $100 in food every month, according to the MPCA.

Food waste is a potential gold mine for reducing what goes into landfills and in saving us money. What are we doing to do just that? What policies should governments consider to help address the problem? And how well do current efforts, including composting, work?

Join host Tom Weber and our panel for a robust discussion on food waste in our region:

  • Nancy Lo, Waste Reductions and Recycling Specialist, Hennepin County
  • JoAnne Birkencamp, Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Policy on Tap: Talking Trash
An Apple a Day…Makes Waste
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Doors: 5:30pm | Program: 6pm – 7:30pm

Amsterdam Bar & Hall (map | location details & parking)
$10 General | $5 Student (with valid ID)