You are hereHome >
As we campaign for recycling and other public interest issues, sometimes we forget an important thing: having fun. We're lucky enough that nationally known comedian Jimmy Tingle is hosting an event on Saturday night, April 6, at the Regent Theater in Arlington, to promote passage of the Updated Bottle Bill and to have some fun doing it. While I've never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, Jimmy has invited me to part of the program, so please come and laugh at, I mean with, me.
Sat. April 6th, 7pm
Join Jimmy Tingle
the Sierra Club, MASSPIRG, MassAudubon, Environmental League of Mass.,
Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Surfrider Massachusetts Chapter, Mass
Climate Action Network, South Shore Recycling Cooperative, the League of
Women Voters - Mass., Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and the Charles River Conservancy, for
FOR THE BOTTLE BILL"
Comedy, Conversation, Music, and ACTION!
A Rally to Increase Recycling!
The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA
"Here's my empty water bottle- give me a nickel!!!"
We need action on this issue!! The
Bottle Bill Update legislation has been stalled and blocked by some of
our elected officials for some 16 years! World War II only took 4 years!
Sat. April 6th at 7pm
for some great comedy, music and conversation as we rally to push for passage of an updated Bottle Bill. Click here for tickets.
What is the "Updated" Bottle Bill, you ask?
The Bottle Bill refers to the state's 5¢ deposit on bottles, and has been
around for 30 years. It is by far the state's most effective recycling
and litter control program. It's a great bill, BUT it doesn't cover
water, tea, or other non-carbonated beverages. That's what we're pushing
for on April 6th - an updated Bottle Bill!
JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT
Featuring Your Comedic Host & Producer
The Music of Hornography
Interviews & conversation with
Phil Sego of the Sierra Club
Janet Domenitz of MASSPIRG
State Senator Bob Hedlund, (R-Weymouth)
State Senator Ken Donnelly (D-Arlington)
State Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)
Revere Activist Christine Pierannunzi
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 7:00PM - 9:00PM
The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. Arlington, MA
Click here for a map.
$15 General Admission ($20 day of)
$10 Students & Seniors
$25 Meet & Greet with cash bar
and complimentary appetizers at
"Not Your Average Joe's"
This show will be filmed for airing on access television and various online sources
Why the Bottle Bill Update?
- It will decrease litter and increase recycling.
- It is endorsed by 208 cities and towns.
- It is supported by 77% of voters.
- It helps cities and towns with litter/disposal costs; The State estimates
that cities and towns will save approximately $7 million total in these
costs once the update passes.
- It complements curbside recycling, reaching the on-the-go beverages that
curbside cannot. For example, curbside recycling recycles only 22% of
water bottles, but the bottle bill brings in 80% of deposit bottles like
Coke and Pepsi.
Hornography is a pop/rock/hip-hop-playing brass band based in Somerville, MA. They
perform original arrangements of music from the last four decades,
including TV themes, film music, and top 40 hits. Their curiously strong
blend of trumpet, saxophone, trombone, melodica, bass guitar, drums,
and hand percussion makes us a potent musical force that kids and adults
love to dance to.
ABOUT THE REGENT THEATRE
The historic Regent Theatre, conveniently located at 7 Medford Street (just
off Mass. Ave.) in Arlington Center, is MBTA and handicap accessible
with free parking in the municipal lot across the street. Beer &
wine will be available to those 21 and over with Proper I.D. For
directions and more info visit www.RegentTheatre.com or call 781-646-4849.
Brought to you by Tingle Productions and the members of the Bottle Bill
Coalition. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bottle Bill
Campaign and be administered by the Mass. Sierra Club. Donations are not
Your donation supports MASSPIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.