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Garden Club hosts presentation about plastics July 16

Judith Enck

LAKE PLACID – Today’s world produces hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled.

The Adirondack Garden Club and Garden Club of Lake Placid invite the public to hear more about this giant emerging issue of our time during a presentation and strategy session to be held at Lake Placid’s Olympic Conference Center on Tuesday, July 16 from 3 to 5:30 pm.

The program will be led by Judith Enck, Senior Fellow and Visiting Faculty Member at Bennington College where she teaches courses on plastic pollution and its effect on the environment. The presentation will be about 50 minutes followed by break-out sessions to discuss how to eliminate single-use plastics in the Adirondacks.

The Olympic Center is located at 2068 Main St, Lake Placid.

Call 518-359-2630 for reservations and further information.

The program is offered at no charge to the public.

Previously, Enck served as former EPA administrator during the Obama administration, as deputy secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s office, as policy advisor to New York State Attorney General and as executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York. She is the founder of “Beyond Plastics,” a project in which she works with college students and community leaders around the country to reduce plastic pollution.

The Adirondack Garden Club is one of 201 member clubs of the Garden Club of America which was founded in 1913. Its members devote their energies and expertise to a wide array of projects including conservation. The Garden Club of Lake Placid shares the same goals and is renowned for enhancing the floral beauty of both public and private lands.