Ok, it’s very clear that there are a lot of people out there who are much, much, much better eco-citizens than the Barista. One of them is Molly Monahan, who was just elated last week when she heard the news that Office Depot is letting people drop off old electronic equipment to recycle. Molly and her son Max actually pick up old computers and tv’s left on the street and stow them in their garage, waiting for Montclair’s twice-yearly toxic trash drop-off. Molly, seen here hauling a big TV set into her minivan with Max’s help (but not the Barista’s), points out that one TV can have eight pounds of lead in it. She was toodling off to drop the TV, and a found computer monitor, at Office Depot.
Not to be outdone by the likes of Molly Monahan, Pat Kenschaft of the anti-leaf blower campaign, has announced that she’s bringing to Montclair the renowned Dick Roy (left), who is “famous for throwing away only one container of garbage a year.” (In case that’s less than you throw out, take heart. When their three kids lived at home, the Roys threw out two pails of garbage a year.)
Roy is a big deal in the volunteer simplicity movement, and he’ll be speaking on √¢‚Ç¨≈ìChanging the Culture: Why and How√¢‚Ç¨¬ù on Thurs. July 29, from 8:15 to 9:30 pm at the Friends Meeting House at Park St. and Gordonhurst in Montclair. There’s a potluck dinner ahead of the talk. Word to the wise: leave the Saran Wrap and the styrofoam coffee cups at home.
And if you can’t wait until next Thursday to do something nice for your planet (and who could wait that long, really?), there’s next Sunday’s organic garden tour. Write to Pat Kenschaft for more details.