Meeting with NYC Green Schools on Sunday June 1

Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting a meeting with Emily Fano of NYC Green Schools to learn about how NYC schools are making headway with recycling and composting programs. Emily will also share information about the NWF Eco-Schools USA Program. The meeting will be at the Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday, June 1 at 11am.

About Emily Fano: Emily is the NYC Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. She is a published author and has over 20 years of professional advocacy, media, and policy experience in the non-profit sector. She is a passionate environmentalist devoted to the goal of zero waste schools and was a core team member of the 2012 District 3 Composting Pilot – a model program in eight New York City schools that reduced the volume of cafeteria garbage by 85% and became the model for a citywide expansion (see http://www.GreenSchoolsNY.com). Emily has a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University, and is a trained presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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Westchester County Board of Legislator Endorses School Lunch Recycling Program

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On March 31, 2014, I was so proud to present the School Lunch Recycling Program to the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Committee for Energy and Environment.

Legislator Catherine Parker invited Anne Jeffe Holmes, Director of Programming at the Greenburgh Nature Center, Jean Bonhatal from the Cornell Waste Management Institute and myself, Anna Giordano, to share programs in place in Westchester working towards the final frontier of Food Waste Management.

Here is the video coverage of the event.

The Legislators were very interested and assured us that they will carefully look at how they can create infrastructure in Westchester to facilitate local Food waste management.

Right now, only Suburban Carting offers commercial food waste hauling to an out-of-county facility.

But food waste is black gold and we really need to keep it in Westchester to benefit from it.