We talk with recycling maven Jennie Romer about making the right recycling choices. Her book is Can I Recycle This? A Guide To Better Recycling And How To Reduce Single-Use Plastics.
Have you ever stood in front of a recycling bin holding an everyday object and wondered, “Can I recycle this?” I’ll bet you have—lots of times. Have you ever just tossed it in not knowing the answer? That’s not RE-cycling, that’s WISH-cycling.
But help is on the way! In her illustrated book Can I Recycle This?, Jennie Romer takes readers on a quick but informative tour of how recycling actually works and gives straightforward answers to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled.
Romer is a Legal Associate for the Surfrider Foundation’s Plastic Pollution Initiative. She helped author plastic bag bans in California and New York. Can I Recycle This was illustrated by Christie Young.
Then, wildlife biologist Catherine Raven tells us about her bestselling memoir, FOX AND I: An Uncommon Friendship.
When Catherine Raven finished her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana. She was as emotionally isolated as she was physically, but she viewed the house as a way station, a temporary rest stop where she could gather her nerves and fill out applications for what she hoped would be a real job that would help her fit into society.
Then one day she realized that a fox was showing up on her property every afternoon at 4:15 p.m. She had never had a regular visitor before. How do you even talk to a fox? She brought out her camping chair, sat as close to him as she dared, and began reading to him from The Little Prince. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphize animals, yet as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself and they became friends.
Monday, August 23 at 10:00 PM and archived.
9:00 PM Randy Beach talking about his forthcoming book about Toad’s Place.
10:00 PM Ginger Cassady of Rainforest Action Network who was recently arrested and faces a harsh sentence for protesting the Line 3 pipeline with a judge ordering twice the sentence that prosecutors recommended.
Tuesday, August 24.
Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor celebrated its 40th anniversary in December 2020 with an online gathering of writers and friends of the book store. We present some highlights with readings from poetry and prose. East End Ink is heard monthly on the 4th and occasional 5th Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 25, 7:30 PM and archived