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Earth Day Event

Thursday I went to the WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) luncheon. I met Marie V. from the Freecycle list and we accepted the award for Aaron, the founder of MMFN (Mid-Michigan Freecycle Network). It was a pleasant event. Jane Aldrich, anchor on Channel 6 WLNS, was the master of ceremonies, and the main speaker was Dave Dempsey, from Michigan Environmental Council and author of two books on the Great Lakes and this area’s history of environmental action.

It was not as large of an event as I would have liked, it was sort of preaching to the converted. However, the folks in the room were interested in Freecycle. And one of the men who was there to accept an award (I think for Sparrow Hospital) said his daughter is one of my kids at Foster. Her name is Ashley… and I have several Ashleys, but of course now that he’s not staring at me I think I know which one is his. I go blank on names sometimes when it really matters. Sigh…

The awards were made of tin cans from the landfill at Granger, and were quite well-done. The artwork on the tables was made by children with scrap lumber pieces, and I really liked them. They remind me of the “Animalitos” made near Oaxaca, Mexico.

One Response to “Earth Day Event”

  1. Mom Says:

    I LOVE the awards. They are darling. What a wonderful idea. Glad you shared the photo with us.