John Neville presentation on collecting and efficiently using rain water. Photo By: Susan Murrill
KSB’s April 20th Earth Day event attracted an enthusiastic crowd of approximately forty-five people who heard a series of speakers discuss conservation topics ranging from a new compost pickup service to rainwater runoff management.
Brock Delinski of Sedona Compost kicked off the event by sharing information on a new program to collect and compost food scraps. Sedona Compost supplies a receptacle and picks up food scraps weekly from the home, supplying a fresh clean receptacle. Visit www.sedonacompost.com to learn more about the program and sign up for this service.
John Neville (pictured above) gave a valuable presentation on collecting and efficiently using the rain water from roofs and land. Up next, John vom Dorp of the Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance spoke on how Climate Change Plans (CCPs) are a potent tool for citizens and communities interested in implementing action plans at the local level. CCPs hold governmental agencies accountable for realizing measurable results in reducing greenhouse gasses.
Don Fries and Bev Bow from Healthy World Sedona passionately relayed the tremendous impact realized when individuals move to a plant-based diet. Plant-based diets use significantly fewer resources and have important health benefits. Leslie Fox of Cornucopia Community Advocates gave an animated presentation on trash, giving the audience a mini-fashion show on clothes and other items made entirely from trash. Leslie’s devotion to eliminating food waste culminates in transferring hundreds of pounds of food from vendors directly to people in need. KSB trustees Bill Pumphrey and Carla Williams concluded the evening with an interactive quiz on recycling, including prizes.