Eco-entrepreneur Sarah Womer will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Beacon Sloop Club about how to think globally, but act locally. Her Beacon-based company, Zero to Go, provides a bicycle-powered food scrap pick-up service for residents and businesses and has so far diverted more than 30,000 pounds of food scraps from landfills. Over the past four years Zero to Go also has provided waste management services at nearly 50 events in the Hudson Valley.
Womer’s talk will be followed by a video that explores the lives of people who, like Pete Seeger cleaning the Hudson River, decided they could make a difference even with no resources. They include the “Forest Man” of India who single-handedly planted a woodland the size of Central Park to shelter local wildlife; the “Water Gandhi” of India, who uses simple techniques to bring back water to 1,000 villages and expanded forest cover from 7 to 40 percent; and Kenya’s Wangari Maathai, who inspired a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and changed how people worked with the land.
The presentation will take place at the Beacon Sloop Club at 2 Flynn Dr. For more information, visit beaconsloopclub.org or call 845-463-4660.