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[GreenYes] Nov. 16 & 17 - 17th Annual New York State Recycling Conference

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For More Information
For Immediate Release
Sharon Fisher

17th Annual New York State Recycling Conference
November 16 & 17
Syracuse, New York

The 17th annual NYS Recycling Conference sponsored by: The NYS
Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling - New York States
premier recycling advocacy and public information association,
the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Syracuse Center
of Excellence at Syracuse University will be held on November 16 &
17 at the at the University Sheraton Hotel on University Ave in Syracuse, NY

Jill Buck, Founder of the national Go Green Initiative, a
comprehensive environmental education program designed to help
schools operate in an environmentally responsible manner will be a
keynote speaker and host a Go Green Initiative Summit. The program is
operating in 400 schools in 22 states. For more information go

The two hour GGI Summit session starting at 10:00 on the 16th is
free. This session will focus on how administrators, teachers,
custodians, parents and students can replicate this success in your school.

A second two hour session also starting at 10:00am on the 16th is
free and will open the dialogue between the composters of New York to
determine: What is the value of compost?

Go Green, Materials Management and Green Design - a growing movement
to incorporate sustainable practices in design, construction,
operation and deconstruction of buildings are the focuses of this
conference and will be defined in concurrent sessions.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, Nov.
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10:00 am "Go Green Initiative Summit" and "Compost - What is it
Worth" two free sessions. Please register to attend.
11:00 am Conference registration begins.
12:00 am Vendor exhibits open
1:00 pm Welcome and Plenary session
Sharon Fisher, NYSAR3 President will open the
conference along with a representative from the Syracuse
Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
followed by plenary speaker: Jill Buck, Founder of the Go Green Initiative
2:45 pm Break
3:15 - 5:00 pm Three workshops
Go Green - Steps to set up a local program
Material Management -
Legislation/Regulation. Speakers
from Northeast Recycling
Conference, Nature Conservancy
and NYSAR3
Green Design 101 - Topics include United States
Green Building Codes, Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design standards,
Green building trends,
financing, Green construction guide.
6:00 pm: Vendor reception will offer cocktails and appetizers as well
as entertainment from the "Illusion Maker."

Friday, Nov. 17
8:30 am: Three workshops will cover these topics:
Go Green - Case studies of apartments, hotels & offices
Material Management of Special Materials - mercury,
plastic film; ESU's, P2 Partnerships
Green Design 201 - Designing with nature as a guide.
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Three workshops
College University Roundtable - Explore Ways a
NYSAR3 College Council can help campuses Go Green
Materials Management - Electronic waste - Reuse,
recycle and alternative
disposal options.
Green Design - Deconstruction. The other side of Building Green
12:15 pm Lunch rounds out the conference with the following:
NYSAR3's Annual Meeting, NYS DEC presentation of the
America Recycles Day Poster Awards and
NYSAR3's Recycler of the Year Award.
2:00 pm Tours will be available at the following facilities. Please sign up.
Naef Recycling - A source separated material recovery facility.
Waste Management - A single stream material recovery facility.
Solvay Paperboard - A recycled cardboard manufacturer.

A Go Green special rate for teachers, custodians and administrators
of $20 entitles you to attend the GGI Summit, Plenary Session and Go
Green workshops.

For registration rates and info. for members, nonmembers, students
and late registration fee (after Oct. 16) contact, Diane Fisher,
518-573-6269 diane@no.address or visit

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