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Public Program - NYC
A Zero Waste NYC

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

In this era of anthropogenic climate change and extreme weather, how do we transform our waste management systems into zero waste systems? And what is New York City trying to do about it? Much work needs to be done-between 85-90% of all waste generated in NYC is landfilled.

This event is free and open to the public. View Zero Waste by 2030 Presentation here.

Marc de Konkoly Thege of RoHo Compost will review the status quo of NYC waste management systems, and look at the waste system reform being undertaken. Join the discussion and examine the role that the New York City Department of Sanitation, the private waste carting industry, NYC’s upstart “microhaulers” like RoHo, and you, the concerned citizen, have in these efforts!

Marc de Konkoly Thege founded RoHo Compost, a composting and food recovery nonprofit, in 2016 with his law school colleague, Alireza Vaziri. To date, RoHo Compost has diverted ~2.5 million pounds of food waste from landfills. Marc is a native New Yorker, and a current resident of the Bronx. He’s passionate about creating an equitable waste system for all New Yorkers, and fighting the threat of climate change. He also loves art, and makes sculptures, mobiles and installations from waste materials like discarded cardboard.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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