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August Forum: Waste Management

July 21, 2016

One of the most challenging sustainability questions facing large urban centers such as New York City is how to handle all the waste that is produced here on a daily basis. New York City has struggled with this question long before the last landfill shut down on its soil in 2001. With no spare land to speak of and an ever-growing population of consumers, the city has had to step up to the challenge and propose novel solutions to handle the millions of tons of trash that are collected and processed annually. At our August forum, we will hear from specialists working in the field who will discuss their plans for decreasing the quantity and toxicity of materials sent to landfills, working towards Mayor De Blasio’s ambitious OneNYC goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 (“0x30”).


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Source: Department of Sanitation (DSNY)


Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Florim Showroom
152 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016



  • Ashlee Barker, Outreach Specialist, Apartment Programs, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
  • Amanda Kaminsky, Founder, Building Product Ecosystems
  • Benjamin Miller, Co-founder and Managing Member, ClosedLoops


Trends in Sustainability: Government and Corporate Commitments

July 10, 2016

The Trends in Sustainability forum is targeted for city officials and the public to become aware of powerful sustainability tactics that may not be in their foresight. From methods of integrating alternative fuels as a means to address emergency responses, to using sustainable economic methods to reframe the way we plan for company growth.


The goal of this months forum to highlight the latest wave of sustainability methods and how they are being practiced, as well as open opportunities to take advantage of such trends.


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Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

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