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Lunch with Leader set for Feb. 19

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The League of Women Voters will hear from four women who are truly leaders in the field of zero waste at their Feb. 19 Lunch with a Leader at Mesa Library at 11:45 a.m.

Sue Barns who came to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology in 1996 and remained until 2008 will talk about food waste; Angelica Gurule will explain the activities of the Environmental Services/Eco Station. She has a master’s degree in Sustainable Environmental Resources Management and a MS in Information, Science and Technology. She worked at LANL on pollution prevention before becoming manager of the Environmental Services/Eco Station. 

Dorothy Brown will educate us about composting. Brown grew up in upstate NY and also lived in the Bay Area. She has worked as a registered nurse, physician assistant, and a flight instructor.

Jody Benson will talk about the Kroger Corporation’s goals of becoming zero-food waste by 2025. Benson moved to Los Alamos at age 10 when her father was recruited as one of the first private practice physicians to come after the gates opened in 1958. Like most people of her generation with a liberal arts degree, she worked many jobs in the U.S. and the world before returning to Los Alamos to work at the lab. She has been actively involved in environmental issues for decades.

The Co+op is now sending salads in paper/cardboard containers that decompose instead of using plastic ones. The League and the. To order a $10 lunch from the Co+op, email Karyl Ann Armbruster at kaskacayman@gmail.com or call her 231-8286 for  the choices of lunch by Feb. 16. The community is invited to Lunch with a Leader and purchasing a lunch is voluntary.