Story last updated at 6/10/2009 - 1:35 pm
JUNEAU - The 2009 Leadership Juneau 2009 graduates will host a community potluck, the "No Trash Bash," to highlight the importance of reducing trash generated by Juneau residents and show that it is possible to have a community meal without using disposable products.
The "No Trash Bash" will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. All community members are invited to bring a dish to share and their own plates, bowls, cups and utensils to eat with as well as hand towels or cloth napkins. The event will include performances by local musicians, and speeches by Leadership Juneau participants and Mayor Bruce Botelho. A 50th Anniversary of Statehood cake will be provided by Capital City Celebrations.
Organizations interested in sustainability issues are welcomed to set up informational booths, and volunteers for set-up and clean-up are welcome.
Leadership Juneau is a program sponsored by the United Way of Southeast Alaska to attract and encourage the next wave of community leaders. Each year program participants are challenged to increase their understanding of the environment in which they live and work, and to learn how to respond effectively to community issues. The "No Trash Bash" is the 2009 group's Community Impact Project, concluding a five-month program of studying community issues and leadership skills.
For more information on the No Trash Bash or Leadership Juneau, contact Scott Ciambor at 463-5530 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.