* “Trash Talk – Garbage In, Garbage Out”: Sierra Club Meeting Aug 28

Garbage In Garbage Out

“Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) in the field of computer science refers to the fact that computers will unquestioningly process the most nonsensical of input data, “garbage in”, and produce nonsensical output, “garbage out”. It is also commonly used to describe failures in human decision-making due to faulty, incomplete, or imprecise data. But the words can be used in regard to what we put into our minds, bodies and spirits.”

Join us Wednesday, August 28, to hear “Trash Talk – Garbage In, Garbage Out: How to seriously decrease the detritus in your home, your life, and your health” with Dr. Linda Goodwin. Much of trash production relates to consumption patterns, particularly regarding food consumption and disposal.  Industrial food production and distribution in the US have become major sources of greenhouse gases and waste in landfills and in the oceans.

In turn, our food sources and diets are directly related to health/disability/morbidity and to life expectancy/mortality

Dr. Linda Goodwin is a Concord internist and geriatrician and for the past twenty years has worked in the field of mortality and morbidity risk assessment, in particular studying issues and trends in healthy – and unhealthy – aging. She and her husband George put their trash container out 3-4 times per year, and are trying to reduce that further.

Rounding out the program will be Lexin Murphy, Senior Environmental Specialist Mecklenburg County Waste Reduction and Recycling, who will answer questions and help you take action to reduce waste in our community.

Our meeting starts off at 6:30 PM with pizza, refreshments and a chance to meet and socialize with other Sierra Club members and friends. The business meeting and program will begin at 7:00 PM. Non-members and potential new members are very welcome!

Central Piedmont Sierra Club meetings are held in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. Cumberland Avenue is off of the 1500 block of East Boulevard.

The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available.

Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did! See you there…

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