Solid Waste, Sustainability, and Social Justice

Ever wondered where that apple core, plastic bottle, plastic wrap, or piece of paper goes once you throw it away? Join us to celebrate the launch of ANE’s Resource Recovery Stations and to learn more about what ‘throwing away’ may mean to your community at noon on February 11.

Speakers will present an overview and analysis of Antioch University New England’s solid waste disposal practices, including enhanced collection and handling measures, and the environmental and public health implications of our use of the Claremont incinerator. We will also celebrate twenty years of recycling and five years of institutional composting at ANE and discuss the progress that ANE has made in reducing its carbon footprint and making changes for a more sustainable climate future. The speakers include:

Duncan Watson, City of Keene Assistant Public Works Director/Solid Waste Manager and Recycling Coordinator; ANE Resource Management and Administration alumnus (MS ’92); Member, City of Keene Cities for Climate Protection Committee.

Jim Gruber, ANE Environmental Studies Department Faculty and Antioch New England Institute Project Director.

Jessica Skinner, ANE MS Candidate 2010, Science Teacher Certification, and ANE Sustainability and Social Justice Committee Solid Waste Coordinator.

Program Details:

When: Wednesday, February 11th, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Community Room, ANE campus

Please R.S.V.P. to Abigail Abrash Walton.