Baruch to Host Sen. Liz Krueger’s Public Forum on Waste Management in NYC

State Senator Liz Krueger will hold a public forum on “Cleaning Up NYC’s Waste Stream” hosted by Baruch on Sept. 18. The waste management forum will be held in the College’s Rackow Conference Room located in the Newman Library.

The event is open to the Baruch community, especially to students and professors who might be interested in solid waste management policy

Cleaning Up NYC’s Waste Stream: A Forum for Officials and the Public, by State Senator Liz Krueger

Day/Date:Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, 10 AM to 12 PM

Location: Baruch College’s Newman Library Building
151 East 25th Street between Lexington and Third,
Rackow Conference Roo, 7th Floor, Room 750

Senator Krueger’s mission is to bring together experts in various progressive fields of environmental and waste technology to discuss and debate initiatives, as well as short and long-term goals, in an effort to foster legislative ideas and influence personal public actions as a means to fundamentally change NYC’s unsustainably poor effort at waste management. Areas of anticipated discussion include:

Green-Friendly Waste-to-Energy Technology
Zero Waste solutions
Inter-Business Recycling Initiatives
Green Buildings (sustainable design, construction, and maintenance)
Food-Waste Composting Programs
Programs that use waste-reduction to fuel community development
Competitive Business practices that convert waste to useful products
The forum seeks to answer questions such as how can NYC use current and emerging technologies in order to develop a long-term, sustainable mechanism for dealing with waste; what legislative actions can be taken to advance existing technology, and implement environmentally-responsible waste-reducing alternatives in NYC; can existing waste management mechanisms be altered to more adequately address community needs; how can waste-reduction be used to fuel economic development; and what steps can government take to initiate better waste-reducing practices in businesses through the city, and with the public.

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