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Green is where the Heart Is: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Meade

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

The Island Women are at it again. You may have seen this group of dedicated women at events keeping the recycle containers uncontaminated. 
They have realized that even though they may be passionate about environmental issues on this island, their first responsibility is education and their work will have a more profound effect as they teach others how to be responsible and successful during their events. 
The environmental committee has scheduled Part I: Event Recycling Strategies. The first in this series is geared to event planners, event vendors, event collection haulers, town personnel responsible for strategic waste reduction and any other interested persons.
Hosting events on Pleasure Island helps the local economy with valuable tourism dollars but once our guests have gone home, immeasurable amounts of waste go into our landfills.
Island Women, along with the leaders of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, would like to reduce the trash burden and help send tons of unwanted waste to be recycled instead of to the landfill.  
NC State law prohibits aluminum cans and plastic water bottles from going into the landfill. Unfortunately when these items are mingled with other trash they will be lost and the law is broken.
Professionals from Carolina Recycling Association will be giving the presentation to discuss waste reduction strategies and how to plan for success. 
A Green Certification Award from Island Women, which can be advertised in all materials for your event, will also be earned as participants in this seminar series will pledge to take steps to reduce waste materials via recycling.
The breakfast meeting will be on Wednesday, May 23, from 7am to 9am at Kure Beach Community Center, 118 N 3rd Ave., KB.  Cost per person is $5.00 which includes breakfast catered by Golden Corral. 
Because of the professionalism of the presenters, I am convinced anyone who has a desire to attend will not be disappointed. 
It seems as though we are taking baby steps on this island towards creating a sustainable climate for recycling. 
This event, however, is a LEAP in the right direction and I am hoping for a big turnout.
Reservations are required and you can register online via Pay Pal at IslandWomen.Org. 
For more information call 910-465-8089.  Join me in being a committed citizen and watch the change before your eyes.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.