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Second Friday Speakers Series

Massasoit’s Second Friday Speaker Series presents speakers on a variety of sustainability topics, including composting, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, energy efficiency, bottled water and the MA Bottle Bill, urban gardening, watershed ecology, sustainable seafood, climate change, and Arctic sea ice melt.

The series is held the second Friday of the month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., during the academic year beginning in October. The location is the Student Center, Louison Board Room, on Massasoit’s Brockton campus.

We are always looking for ideas for speakers or topics. If you have suggestions, please contact us at

Talks are free and open to all members of the Massasoit community. Please join us!

October 12, 2018 – Changes in the Recycling Market and What They Mean on Campus and at Home
The recycling market has changed dramatically in 2018. China, historically the world’s largest recycling importer, has placed strict limits on the volume and contamination levels of recyclables it will accept. Massasoit’s recycling diversion rate has dropped, and now items that could once be recycled on campus no longer can be. Some MA communities have had to stockpile recyclables without a place to send them while others have limited or stopped curbside recycling services altogether. Michelle Lee Guiney, Waste Management’s Total Recycling Program Manager, will explain these changes and their impacts on campus and in your community.

November 9, 2018 – TBA

December 14, 2018 – TBA

February 8, 2019 – TBA

March 8, 2019 – TBA

April 12, 2019 – TBA

May 10, 2019 – TBA







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