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Solid Waste disposal Challenges

From: ~Kathy~
Sent on: Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:25 AM

Don't Miss Our Dec. 6 Forum On NYC's Solid Waste Challenges

Did you know that New York City ships 10,500 tons of residential waste to out-of-state landfills every day?
That 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 air.
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.
This policy forum will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th Street in New York City, from 8 a.m. to noon.
We are delighted to welcome City Hall News as    the media partner for this    forum.We are delighted to welcome City Hall News as the media partner for this forum."Wasted Opportunity?" will explore the critical and timely issue of how New York City 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
  • Thomas 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:

Additional 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.
"Solutions for a Better Environment"
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