Environmental Stewardship Event in the Hudson Valley

Among our goals at HV Shred is to promote citizenship and environmental stewardship in the Hudson Valley.

We encourage anyone who can make it to attend “SOLID WASTE: a conference for county and municipal leaders and concerned citizens” being presented by the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region on Wednesday, November 16, from 3 – 6 pm at the Student Union at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.

The event, co-sponsored by SUNY’s CRREO (Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach) and Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance, is designed to help Dutchess and Ulster Counties learn more about the requirements and technological and funding options for dealing with waste in future decades.

Both counties are facing debt, rising deficits, and capital needs at their current facilities, and both are writing state-required solid waste management plans for the next two decades. Speakers include Professor Gerald Benjamin, Director of CRREO and Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement, SUNY; David Vitale, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); Tim Rose, Executive Director, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency; William Calogero, Executive Director, Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency; John Valk, Supervisor, Town of Shawangunk; Steve Changaris, Regional Manager, National Solid Wastes Management Association; William Rabbia, Executive Director, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority; and Jonathan Drapkin, CEO, Patttern for Progress.

Attendees should register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LWVSolidWaste. The event is free, except for a $2 parking fee, and refreshments are included.

The event is endorsed by the Dutchess and Ulster County Associations of Town Supervisors and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. It has funding support from Mid-Hudson Geosciences and Jansen Engineering, PLLC, and other support from AAUW Kingston, Hudson Valley Regional Council, and Vassar Greens

For more information about this and other local League activities visit www.lwvmidhudson.org or contact Dare Thompson, President, 845-236-3074, darethompson@gmail.com

For secure and environmentally friendly document disposal, please visit www.hvshred.com

by Judith