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Published on 8th May 2020

Pondering Skies - Episode 2 - A Journey of Stewardship

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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.

Laine with a wreath made from found single-use waste items that are unfortunately typical of our daily lived environment.
Laine compares the pros and cons of deodorant packaged in plastic (left), which is not recyclable vs. paper and glass (right). Paper is recyclable and glass can be returned to company or recycled.

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



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