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January 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you worry that you are throwing away items that could be recycled or recycling things that should be garbage?  Do you wonder what our trash says about us?

We will screen a brief film of a visit to the Cherry Island Landfill and Delaware Recycling Center with Delaware Solid Waste Authority Education Coordinator Stacey Helmer and Environmental Humanities Program Facilitator Lisa Dill. After the film we will discuss the relationship between humans, the environment, and our garbage.  The discussion will be led by Lisa Dill.  Stacey Helmer will also be at the the event to answer your recycling and trash/landfill questions.

If you have time before the program, please watch the DSWA films on how landfills work and an inside look at the recycling facility.  We also suggest reading this.

This is a virtual event. Registration required.

Program Description

Many of us think the word "environment" exists in strictly scientific terms, from climate science to land management to agriculture to food. However, all of these issues occupy a space between science and the humanities. All of them are debated and discussed by writers, historians, philosophers, and political figures, in addition to chemists, biologists, and physicists. All of them intersect with the other crucial issues of American life: health, culture, religion, economics.  Environmental Humanities opens these discussions for all of us, providing a framework for these important conversations. Check this page (left panel) for upcoming events.  You can also visit our resources page for books, articles, documentaries, and more related to Environmental Humanities.