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Read and Discuss: Garbology by Edward Humes

  • May 21, 2014 · 7:15 PM
  • Arizona State University, Noble Science Library

Please note the new date for the meeting. I moved it to May 21. The library was closed on the evening I originally selected (graduation/end of the semester). My apologies for the change and I hope those of you interested in attending still can.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash. The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. Garbology reveals not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed. Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change; and prosper in the process. 

*Alana Levine, Arizona State University's Recycling Program Manager will join us for the first part of the discussion to answer questions about recycling. We will spend the second half of the discussion focused on the book specifically.* 

This event is free.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The book is good and Alana is very engaging, an attribute I'm sure is helpful in her challenging position. Great Meetup!

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Rene

    Fantastic! Great turnout and truly engaging and knowledgable speaker!

    May 21, 2014

  • Jodie S.

    Things change. I will be there -- looking forward to it!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Jodie S.

    Sorry Rene -- i have a previous engagement for the new time. Bummer!

    May 9, 2014

    • ASU L.

      Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. My apologies for the inconvenience ... and after you read the book too. :( I hope you'll join another time. Also, I located this series about rubbish and recycling in Arizona. KJZZ is running a different story almost daily http://kjzz.org/conte...­ .

      May 9, 2014

  • Jodie S.

    wow -- just finished this book and found it very worthwhile. I think like a lot of other people I believed I was doing good by recycling and now I realize that is just a panacea. Looking forward to discussion!

    1 · May 6, 2014

    • Rene

      Hi Jodie! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I found the topic really interesting too. I look forward to meeting you.

      May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Including millions of $ in New Mexican peanut butter! Good subject.

    1 · March 28, 2014

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