**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
December 5, 2011
Contact: Dan Hendrick at (212) 361-6350 x206
City Council Sanitation Committee Chair Letitia James To Speak At NY League of Conservation Voters Forum on City Solid Waste Challenges
(New York, NY)— Did you know that New York City ships 10,500 tons of residential waste to out-of-state landfills every day? That adds up to nearly 27 million miles a year— all on large, long-haul trucks that spew massive amounts of climate-warming emissions into our air.
New York City is lagging behind other major cities in the adoption of new technologies, even as our current system grows more and more expensive. Isn't it time for the Big Apple to rethink its solid waste management strategy?
On December 6, 2011, Council Member Letitia James will be joining the New York League of Conservation Voters (Education Fund) at “Wasted Opportunity: Confronting NYC's Solid Waste Challenges” to discuss how New York City can best manage the nonrecyclable fraction of its municipal solid waste. Panelists will include NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations Caswell Holloway; NYC Environment- Natural Resources Defense Council Director Eric Goldstein; Citizens Budget Commission President Carol Kellerman; as well as others.
The forum will take place Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street) from 8:00AM to noon.
See more information here: http://www.nylcvef.org/wastedopportunity