Waterville PechaKucha v26 presentation

Check out Todd Martin’s presentation about our local initiative at the Waterville PechaKucha v26 event at Thomas College on Friday, January 19! Note: Since this presentation, we have decided to pursue a ban on plastic shopping bags only at Waterville stores with 10,000 square feet or more of retail space. This was a suggestion from a community member:

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Upcoming Events – Join Us!

Please join us at this upcoming screening of the documentary film “Bag It” about plastic bag pollution: Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. Beth Isreal Synagogue 291 Main Street in Waterville Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. Castonguay Square outside of City Hall Join us for a community trash cleanup day on Earth Day. We will provide trash bags and rubber gloves. Help us clean up plastic pollution in Waterville!

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Recent Letters to the Editor Printed

January 29:https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/01/26/ban-plastic-bags-to-beautify-waterville/ Ban plastic bags to beautify Waterville Almost every day in the summer, I pick up litter on both sides of the Two Cent Bridge. This bridge is quite a tourist attraction and may be Waterville’s biggest draw. It’s a beautiful area that people enjoy photographing and viewing wildlife. Older people bring their grandchildren to walk across the bridge. The litter and trash is unsightly. Once I even found a half-full bottle of rum.…

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Comments to Waterville City Council 11/8/2017

Comments read by Waterville resident Todd Martin at the November 8th 2017 Waterville City Council: Good evening. Todd Martin, Ward Six. This Saturday we will celebrate Veterans Day. We will honor the men and women who fought for this country, who served with honor, and made the ultimate sacrifice. I live just around the corner from Veteran’s Memorial Park here in town, a place I spend a fair amount of time in during the warmer…

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At the polls in Waterville on Election Day!

We had an amazing day at the polls in Waterville on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th! We spoke with hundreds of Waterville voters about our effort to ban plastic shopping bags in Waterville. Over 300 people signed our petition which read “I support banning plastic bags in Waterville! Dozens of people where very excited about our efforts and glad to hear we were taking it on. We spoke with about 800 people throughout the day. About 75%…

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