Making Democracy Work

First Fridays


A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

To see previous First Friday Forums on Lexmedia go to click on the 'Categories' tab, then select "League of Women Voters"

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 7, 2018
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA. 02420
What's on the Menu for Increasing Waste Diversion in Lexington?. Did you know that roughly one third of food produced in the world for human consumption, approximately 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted each year? According to the US Department of Agriculture which tracks food loss, the US as a whole waste more than $160 billion in food a year.

Please join us to learn about 10 simple ways to cut down on food and how the Black Earth curbside organic's program works. Representatives from local and state groups will discuss what they are doing to effectively divert organics from trash disposal. Robert Beaudoin, Superintendent of Environmental Services will provide an update on the pilot "green cart" distribution program for Lexington residents, and report on how the current trash and single stream recycling collection service with E.L. Harvey & Sons is working.

This program is the third in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series hosted by the League to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.