Upcoming NYAS Sustainability Events

Happy April! I’m taking a bit of a break from food today to tell you about some really interesting sustainability events being hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences this month. Well worth it if you are interested in exploring how to make cities more sustainable (and I’m assuming you are, since you are reading this post). Enjoy!

 

Trash Talk: Options for Converting Our Solid Waste to Energy

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We produce 250 million tons of trash a year, more than half of which goes to landfills. As landfills reach capacity, alternative waste-management strategies – including the conversion of waste into energy – are being enhanced and expanded. “Trash Talk: Options for Converting Our Solid Waste to Energy”, on Thursday, April 7, will feature Nickolas J. Themelis from the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University and other technology experts, who will cover new waste-to-energy technologies and whether they represent a more sustainable option.

Click here to download the PDF event flyer

Fare and Toll Payment Technologies’ Potential Benefits for Sustainability and Society

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Transportation agencies are now developing and piloting the next generation payment systems with cash-less tolls and contact-less fare cards. “Fare and Toll Payment Technologies’ Potential Benefits for Sustainability and Society”, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 will feature Amy Linden from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and other leading experts, who will explore the implications of developments in how we price and pay for transportation.

Click here to download the PDF event flyer

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