ecomaine to speak at Great Falls Forum on ‘The Ecology and Economy of Recycling’

Contact: Matt Grondin, Communications Manager


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PORTLAND, MAINE – (October 10, 2019) Amid a turbulent year for recycling markets and questions about the future of the industry, ecomaine Environmental Educator Katrina Bussiere Venhuizen will speak at the Lewiston Public Library’s Great Falls Forum on a panel titled ‘The Ecology and Economy of Recycling.’

Moderated by the Lewiston Sun Journal’s Lindsay Tice, Venhuizen will be joined by the City of South Portland’s Sustainability Director, Julie Rosenbach, and Sarah Lakeman, Sustainable Maine Project Director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

“Recycling has come under intense scrutiny over the past year,” said Kevin Roche, ecomaine’s CEO.  “I am greatly looking forward to ecomaine being a part of this important discussion and showcasing ecomaine’s commitment to a long-term vision for municipal recycling.  As some communities have abandoned their programs, ecomaine continues to see success and reasons for great optimism in the industry – I’m eager for Katrina to share this outlook.”

The Great Falls Forum will take place on Thursday, October 17 at noon at the Lewiston Public Library, at 200 Lisbon Street.  The program is free, with no reservations required.  Bring-your-own bagged lunch is encouraged, and coffee, tea, and water will be available.

About ecomaine & the Great Falls Forum

ecomaine is the Portland-based nonprofit, recycling and waste-to-energy operation that serves a third of the state’s population in more than 70 member communities.

The Great Falls Forum is a monthly, brown-bag speaker series featuring statewide and regional leaders in public policy, business, academia and the arts. The Forum is a co-sponsorship of the Sun Journal, Bates College, and the Lewiston Public Library.