In this episode, we visit with Laine Roberts, Water Resources Public Education Coordinator with the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. At the time of recording, Laine was in the process of transitioning out of her city role as the Waste Reduction and Recycling Educator.
Laine talks to us about her journey to being an outreach and education advocate for the environment, with a particular focus on water resources management and waste reduction. She gives some insight into how working as the 'middle' person between local government, industry, and community members poses interesting opportunities and challenges. And as Laine clearly illustrates, being a steward of the environment is not just a job, it's an outlook and way of life.
About This Podcast
This show asks the broad question: What does ‘sustainability’ really mean? Finding out is partly what this show is about. Doing the deep dive with each guest, I try to come at the concept from various perspectives.
In this podcast series, I'll take a broad view of the term, as we hear from educators, activists, community organizers, artists, scientists, designers, journalists, and more on what it means to them, and how they - and we - play a part in it.
Be sure to check out these interesting and useful links related to this episode!
Laine on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/laineroberts
GSO Collects: www.greensboro-nc.gov/collects
Waste Reduction Education Page: www.greensboro-nc.gov/recycleedu
No Straw November: www.greensboro-nc.gov/nostrawnov
Plastic Wrap and Film Recycling: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org
Guilford Creek Week: www.GuilfordCreekWeek.org
Photos courtesy of Lindsay Kappius