Sedona AZ (November 2, 2015) – On Wednesday, November 11, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. (KSB) will feature Jean Turocy, Director of Education and Community Outreach for Sedona Recycles, at KSB’s Preserving the Wonder(tm) Speaker Series. She will speak in depth about ways to recycle for the benefit of Sedona’s home environment and beyond.
Members, residents, and visitors are all welcome to join KSB at 5:30 pm at its historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road. The evening will include complimentary appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and refreshments provided by KSB.
KSB representatives highlighted the importance of recycling in keeping Sedona beautiful: in a consumer-driven society, they said, it is both wise and necessary to stay current with recycling practices, which are prone to change as rapidly as technology develops or becomes obsolete and as new merchandise becomes available. Recycling, they reminded, is the cornerstone of sustainable living: it conserves land resources, water, energy, minerals, and oil. Every individual and organization can make a difference.
Ms. Turocy will explain why recycling is necessary; what happens when things are not recycled (what a landfill really is); which materials are accepted; where the materials go and what they become; what materials are not accepted, why, and alternatives; resources for odd item disposal; “greenwashing” and differences between recycling methods, and what recycling is and isn’t. Attendees will also learn more about Sedona Recycles, recycling ethics, and community involvement.
Jean Turocy has taught science in public school and informal education programs for all ages. She decided to focus on environmental education, she said, after witnessing how little students were being taught about it. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area.
KSB welcomes the community and visitors alike to its monthly Preserving the Wonder(tm) Speaker Series, held the second Wednesday of each month from September to June. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call 928.282.4938, or visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/.