Tamara Rubin, Environmental Activist
From Flint to Portland, lead contamination of our air, water and urban garden soil is headline news. We’ve got news for you, from urban gardening tips to selecting dishware; we’ll uncover how to cultivate habits guaranteed to reduce your daily exposure to this incredibly neurotoxic metal.
What’s in your air, water, soil and food? Is it safe? Are your dishes contaminating your dinner? How can you tell? Tamara Rubin, Founder of Lead Safe America will be talking about a range of topics, including environmental toxicity and urban gardening or homesteading – from “phytoremediation” (removing lead from soil using specific plants) to how best to cook at home without poisoning your food. Hint: avoid “vintage” dishware at all cost. She’ll also address the current hot environmental news story: lead in drinking water – especially in Portland’s schools. Come with questions as we uncover the issues around lead in our environment.
Target Audience: Everyone