Bay Area Green Event: Progressive Reading Series, Aug 16

Bay Area Green Event: Progressive Reading Series, Aug 16

Houston ... according to the New York Times, we have a problem.

Recycling only 2.6 percent of your waste? A wait list of up to ten years to get a recycling bin? 25,000 people waiting for one?

Well, thanks to a few literary souls in San Francisco, some of them will wait no longer. Details after the jump.

On August 16, the people behind the Progressive Reading Series, a monthly salon that regularly features big name Bay Area writers, will donate all of the money raised at the door to buy Houston 200 18-gallon recycling bins.

The lineup for the Aug 16 show includes: Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections; Matthew Eck, author of The Farther Shore; Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man's Land; Tom Barbash, author of The Last Good Chance; Davy Rothbart, This American Life contributor and Editor of Found Magazine; and is hosted by Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby.

The event happens at 7pm at the Makeout Room (3225 22nd Street, SF, 415 647 2888) and admission is on a sliding scale -- $10-20.

Get all the details at the Progressive Reading Series Blog.

Read more about Houston's recycling problems here. Houston residents, how do you cope?

image via NYtimes.com

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