Nerd Nite Portland #16 -- What Can Garbage Do For Us?

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm 

Cost: $10.00 suggested cover at the door, $8.00 advance tickets available online

Where: **NEW VENUE** Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland 

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available at the theater. There are several restaurants in the neighborhood, and you’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

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This Nerd Nite will feature one speaker:

Each American, on average, generates 102 tons of trash in a lifetime, and yet, garbage is an incredible resource that we literally throw away. Luckily, engineers and scientists are coming up with ways to use a lot of that garbage for good. It can be used to create natural gas to heat homes and businesses, and electricity generated by trash can provide alternative energy sources to help reduce our consumption of fossil fuels.

Prof. Marco J. Castaldi from City College, City University of New York is a national expert on different ways to get more out of the waste we generate, and he leads a team of engineers who are researching new and emerging technologies to capture more energy from garbage. At this Nerd Nite in partnership with Metro and the program on Let’s Talk Trash, come learn about how garbage is being used in new ways and join in the discussion about the pros and cons of different approaches.

Via Productions event page
Facebook Event

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*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Nerd Nite Portland is hosted by Via Productions, LLC
For more information, contact Amanda Thomas at [masked]

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  • Georgeie

    Interesting. Useful information

    1 · June 3

  • Angela

    Sadly I may have to miss this one, I've got a customer that made a late appointment which unfortunately happens more often than I'd like with these Tuesday night events. I may still make it if its a short appointment or I'll have to hope this is one of the ones going to be posted to YouTube.

    June 3

    • Amanda T.

      Angela, bummer that you can't make it! Yes, we are video recording this and will have it up on YouTube soon. Hope you can come next time!

      June 3

  • Brad L.

    Hope to be at the next Nerd Nite event. I am back East to help family this week.

    June 2

  • Tim B

    I am out past Banks on 26 so I don't get in to downtown Hillsboro. But If anyone can meet at 26 and 185 I will give them a ride.

    June 2

  • Angela

    I'm in Aloha just south of TV Highway near the Aloha Intel if anyone was coming through and wanted a few dollars for gas I would be happy to carpool.

    May 29

  • Sumit

    Hey I live at Butler and Shute, and yes I can pick him up from Cornell and John Olson!!

    Tim if you live nearby I can pick you too!

    May 29

  • Barb S.

    Hey Sumit, whereabouts in Hillsboro, my husband works out there and it would save us from having two cars parked in Clinton neighborhood. He's at Cornell and John Olson.

    May 29

  • Tim B

    I have to pass by 185th on the way.

    May 29

  • Sumit

    Anybody coming from Hillsboro wanna carpool lemme know....I can use some company and we can save some fuel #nerdniterocks

    May 29

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