Greenwich Botanical Center Sustainable Living Series to Feature Julie DesChamps on March 10

The Greenwich Botanical Center is hosting a new, virtual Sustainable Living series that will kick off with the virtual lecture, “Toward a Waste Free Greenwich.”

This event will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10:00- 11:00am and is led by Julie DesChamps, founder of Waste Free Greenwich and member of both the Greenwich Academy and Greenwich Country Day School sustainability committees.

Attendees will discover how to contribute Greenwich’s efforts to meet Connecticut’s 2024 goal of diverting 60% of its waste in response to our state crisis. Julie will share tips about how to recycle right and explore easy, effective strategies to cut waste at home, from food waste prevention and composting to textile recycling and beyond.

Topics to cover:
– Waste crisis in CT & EPA waste management hierarchy
– Tips to reduce waste at home- Save the Food Challenge: prevention, donation & composting, including Greenwich food scrap recycling program
– Textile recycling program- Recycling myths & audience “quiz”

To register for the March 10 event, click HERE.

This week, Greenwich Botanical Center will start selling food scrap recycling starter kits. Though not required for participation in the municipal program, the simplify the composting process.

They are $20 each, and extra rolls of BPI-certified bags are $2 each.

Cash or checks to “Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board” are accepted as payment.

To learn more about the Greenwich food scrap recycling program, visit

April 7 Event

The next event in the Sustainable Living series will take place on April 7, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am.

Join Sarah Coccaro, the Conservation Resource Manager for the Town of Greenwich, for “Creating Sustainable Habitat using Native Vegetation to Manage Wildlife.”

Ms Coccaro will explore the endless benefits of native plantings, including deterring pests, reducing landscape maintenance, conserving water, and attracting pollinators like butterflies, bats, bees, and owls. She will also share how biodiversity in ecologically balanced backyards promotes soil health, which in turn has benefits for human health.

To register for this event, click HERE.

The Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization located in Cos Cob. The Center offers different events, such as lectures, workshops, classes, programs, and field trips to teach and involve the community in horticulture, conservation, and the arts in order to reach a more sustainable future.