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SusBel Monthly Meeting 9/9/21 - Shared screen with speaker view
Radha Iyengar
18:15
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Radha Iyengar
18:49
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Radha Iyengar
20:32
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Phil Thayer
21:49
Thank you, Owen Hickman!
Dorothy Stoneman
28:14
Why shouldn't they go in the trash?
Phil Thayer
29:50
dean, is that the sharpes container below the bottle?
Vicki Amalfitano
30:51
Totally supportive of this, have participated at Clay Pit and it was impactful. Have to leave for another meeting.
Dean Hickman
31:40
Thank you Vicki
Radha Iyengar
32:58
What about engaging the BHS students to help with the Clay Pit Pond clean up?
Joshua M.
34:58
is bioplastic or corn starch wrapping a legitimate alternative for plastics?
Patrick O'Dougherty
38:37
Cig. Butts are the most littered item in the USA
Patrick O'Dougherty
43:20
I need to leave, I’m up at 5:00 am. Talk soon!
Phil Thayer
43:59
Thanks, Pat!
Dorothy Stoneman
44:05
Patrick, before you go... I also clean up on Concord Ave and have approached the Golf Club for help...
Dorothy Stoneman
49:06
please leave time for sharing ideas and experiences
Phil Thayer
51:10
Mike McAllister(MMcAllister@belmont.k12.ma.us), Dir of Human Capital, would be a good person to approach about finding the staff person who runs community service programs for students
Phil Thayer
54:57
Jeff, do you have the contact info for James Roth, ConCom Chair according to Belmont-ma.gov/conservation-commission
Jeff North
56:21
https://www.muddywaterinitiative.org/watergoat
Barry
58:22
What can be done to encourage business to cut down on and when possible eliminate use of single use plastics?
Jeff North
58:32
Jim Roth = 617-484-2261, jrroth4@verizon.net
Dean Hickman
58:49
Joshua - you next
Radha Iyengar
01:00:51
What about involving the Garden club - they have helped beautify Belmont Center
Lindsay Levine
01:01:45
Yes! I have contacted them, but will follow-up. Totally agree
Dorothy Stoneman
01:02:42
Would you repeat wht it is that Dunkin is using that is toxic?
Lindsay Levine
01:04:12
I have to jump in a few minutes for another call. Thank you everyone for joining and good to see some new faces.
Barry
01:05:55
I have done the same ride following the e river all the way to the casino
Joshua M.
01:06:22
plastic is toxic. plastic with hot liquid contacting it is far worse. someone I know had cancer and she had switched to using only glass containers
Joshua M.
01:07:04
micro plastics just dont break down in biological processes, they are alien to biology and only sunlight (very slowly) degrades them.
Joshua M.
01:07:49
plastics break down into smaller pieces and eventually microplastics, and these have reached all over the planet, even in the deep see
Joshua M.
01:07:56
*sea
Radha Iyengar
01:08:55
Great discussion, need to leave.,
Jeff North
01:11:42
https://money.cnn.com/2018/03/21/news/companies/starbucks-cups/index.html
Jeff North
01:12:35
https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/planet
Terry Murphy
01:12:52
Thank you for your presentation. I may not be an official park ambassador but I will swing by Chenery during my walk with a bag in hand. Your slides were pretty eye-opening. Wish we could post what we pick up and share it with other Belmont residents. Thank you. I have to run. Terry
Jeff North
01:16:02
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sustainable-living/cotton-tote-bags-sustainable-shopping-b1909035.html
Joshua M.
01:18:14
unrelated announcement, there is a more efficient wood-burning heater that is UL-listed (a legal, safe appliance rating) and will be available in December. the company is Liberator.
Joshua M.
01:18:53
will be going now, thanks everyone for working on this
Dorothy Stoneman
01:19:54
I also have to go. Dinner is waiting! Thank you very much for moving us forward.