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Date(s) - 07/13/17
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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Join us for Part III of our Getting NYC to 80×50 Policy Forum Series, which aims to identify and provide solutions for challenges to acheiving New York City’s ambitious sustainability goals.

The City’s goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 will require the elimination of landfilled waste from residential buildings, commercial establishments, and other large generators of waste. Reaching the Zero Waste goal will require the City to identify solutions for a number of complex questions, foremost among them where the City’s residential and commercial waste will go instead of landfills and how it will get there.

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Panel 1: What is the most cost effective, environmentally sound and equitable way to collect organic waste? How can it be done so that it enhances rather than detracts from the streetscape?
Moderator: Erik Engquist, Assistant Managing Editor, Crain’s New York Business
Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, DSNY
Ana Champeny, Director of City Studies, Citizens Budget Commission
Ron Bergamini, CEO, Action Environmental Group
Juliette Spertus, Co-Founder, Closed Loops

Panel 2: The lack of adequate processing capacity is a serious challenge. How can new technologies shape the City’s organics management efforts? Do the City’s marine transfer stations present an opportunity? What role should the state and city play in incentivizing/financing processing capacity?
Moderator: Jeffrey Gracer, Sive, Paget, and Riesel, P.C and New York City Bar Association
Todd Kuznitz, Deputy Director of Solid Waste Management, DSNY
Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Joanna Underwood, Founder and Chair, Energy Vision
Kendall Christiansen, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management
Daniel Hagen, Business Development Executive, Waste Management