The Wayne Green Team is celebrating 10 years of service in the community. From Green Expos to Green Move Outs, Earth Day movies to Zero Waste Chamber Coffees, since 2009 they have made an impact in reducing waste and increasing sustainable behavior.
Over the last 10 years, the Green Team and Wayne residents have recycled over 100,000 pounds of electronics, 79 tons of glass, 1,000 pounds of string lights, and 526 pounds of batteries. They have hosted: 5 Earth Day movies, 4 Green Expos, 3 Household Hazardous Waste events and 2 Green Move Outs at WSC. And, have raised $42,000 in grant funds.
This April, join the Wayne Green Team as they celebrate a month of Earth Day events to protect and sustain our planet and its resources.
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 pm, World Water Day Community Conversation at Johnnie Byrd Brewing, 121 N. Pearl St. Sponsored by the Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund, join our community for snacks, drinks and a timely discussion on water issues in the Wayne area.
Friday, April 12, 10 am, Zero Waste Chamber Coffee at the Wayne Public Library, 410 N Pearl St. Bring your own mug and see demos on how to reduce waste in Wayne. #RecycleRight #ZeroWaste
Sunday, April 14, 6:30 pm, Tapped at the Majestic Theatre, 310 Main St. Join us at the Majestic for a free screening of the powerful documentary Tapped, a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry – an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water. Doors open at 6:30 pm for exhibits, raffles, and discussion, and the 75-minute film begins at 7 pm. Raffle tickets are one for $5 or five for $20 and raise funds for the Wayne State College Green Team. This free event is hosted by the Wayne State College Green Team, the City of Wayne Green Team, and the A. Jewell Schock Museum of Natural History. Bring your own popcorn container and cup to make this a zero waste event.
For more tips on the Green Path to the Good Life, find the Wayne Green Team on Facebook, Twitter, and www.cityofwayne.org/greenteam.