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Green and Equitable: Brooklyn and the Zero Waste Challenge

Join Ana Martinez de Luco, co-founder of Sure We Can and the Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board:

Wednesday, April 25, 6pm - 8:30pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall
to discuss the city's goal to achieve Zero Waste to landfills by 2030.

 

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 25, from 6pm - 8:30pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall, along with our panel of experts, to discuss Brooklyn's creative approach to waste management, in order to improve health, air quality, safety, and overall quality of life for all New Yorkers.

As part of Earth Day, the Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office are bringing together citizens, community organizers, city government and resource recovery experts, for an engaging discussion of Brooklyn's successes, challenges and opportunities in realizing NYC’s goal of Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030 (0x30), as part of its OneNYC Plan. Currently, the City's residents produce 12,000 tons of waste per day, adding up to 4.5 million tons of waste each year. Brooklyn is home to a number of innovative groups that are actively reducing the Borough’s waste footprint, facilitating a conversation of materials recovery and closed loop waste systems, and fighting for waste equity and environmental justice in burdened neighborhoods.

Moderator: Greg Todd, Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board

Panelists include: Antonio Reynoso, NYC Council Member, representatives from DSNYGrowNYCSure We Can, and Green City Force.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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