Did you know that New York City
ships 10,500 tons of residential waste to out-of-state landfills every day?
adds up to nearly 27 million miles a year -- all on large, long-haul
trucks that spew massive amounts of climate-warming emissions into our
New York City is lagging behind
other major cities in the adoption of new technologies, even as our
current system grows more and more expensive. Isn't it time for the Big
Apple to rethink its solid waste management strategy -- and soon?
That's why the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is proud to announce "Wasted Opportunity? Confronting NYC's Solid Waste Challenges".
This provocative half-day discussion will include a full accounting of
New York City's existing solid waste challenges and will chart out a
course for a more sustainable future.
We are delighted to welcome City Hall News as the media partner for this forum.
Opportunity?" will explore the critical and timely issue of how New
can best manage the nonrecyclable fraction of its municipal
solid waste. Our speakers will discuss the economic, environmental and
public health impacts of the city's current system of managing
unrecyclable waste, with a new system utilizing a range of new
conversion technologies that extract and create energy and other
resources from waste.
Our speakers are:
- Caswell Holloway; NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations
- Eric Goldstein; Director, New York City Environment, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Carol Kellermann; President, Citizens Budget Commission
Matte, MD; Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental
Surveillance and Policy, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
- Maria Gotsch; President & CEO, New York City Investment Fund
- Moderated by NYLCVEF President Marcia Bystryn
- Kate Ascher; Principal, Happold Consulting
- James J. Binder, P.E.; Principal, Alternative Resources, Inc.
- Helena Durst; Vice President, The Durst Organization
- Brendan Sexton; President, The Sexton Company
- Jamie Stein; Coordinator, Environmental Systems Management Program, Pratt Institute
- Moderated by Adam Lisberg, Editor, City & State
This forum is generously sponsored by:
sponsors include the Energy & Environmental Law Committees of the
New York City Bar Association and Columbia Law School's Center for
Climate Change Law.
Our media sponsor for this special program is City Hall News
, part of the Manhattan
Media publishing group.