Potomac Watershed Trash Summit Coming Up!

We love the Potomac Watershed Trash Summit. New partnerships, fresh ideas, engaged elected officials, Potomac Champions, action planning … what’s not to love? The Alice Ferguson Foundation will host the 7th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit on Wednesday, November 7, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, in Silver Spring, MD, bringing together stakeholders to talk trash, elevating litter as an important environmental issue in the region.

This year we are honored to have the keynote address by Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder and president of the Ocean Futures Society, as well six fantastic sessions. These sessions serve as an opportunity for elected officials, government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and concerned citizens to sit down together and come up with action plans to address the issue of trash. Sessions will include:

  • Policy: It’s Time to Act! Bring your ideas for how we can use policy to reduce litter and encourage responsible disposal.
  • Creative Engagement: Expanding the Base Learn about innovative ways people are engaging and inspiring action.
  • The 4 Rs: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Be challenged to improve our efforts to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at home, in the workplace and within our communities.
  • Monitoring: Watch it! Craft a set of tools for monitoring litter that can be utilized by partners throughout the region.
  • Compost: Protecting Our Watershed Help plan a DC region initiative to promote the benefits of utilizing compost to improve stormwater control.
  • Regional Litter Prevention Campaign: Strengthening the Grassroots Strategize on new ways to mobilize citizens through community-based social marketing.

We love the Trash Summit because it’s a chance to celebrate, learn, and plan with our partners. The critical word here is partners. The Trash Summit, the Trash Free Maryland Alliance, all our actions for a Trash Free Potomac, are only as successful as the partnerships that we build. We hope you will take time to join us on November 7th and be one of those partners.

For more information visit TrashSummit.org.

To register, click here. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. For nonprofit rate please contact Katie Thatcher.

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