half day seminar
IAP Waste 101 Seminar
Date: January 29, 9am-1pm
Where: MIT Campus, Building 26, room 204
Guest speakers from MIT Facilities Dept, Casella, and Save that Stuff
What: This four-hour session will highlight the most pressing issue of contamination in our recycling system as our guest speakers will talk about what happen to our trash, recyclables and food scraps at MIT and Cambridge at large. By the end, you will come away with a good sense of our material flow and understand why it is important to keep our recyclables empty and clean.
To RSVP: http://student.mit.edu/searchiap/iap-9289afed66a765f30167a8e09d020d0a.html
Lunch lecture series
Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Krones
Date: Friday, Feb 15th, 2019, 12-1pm
Where: MIT Building 66, room 160
Learn about the structure and dynamics of the sharing economy, using examples from a food sharing platform. Jonathan Krones' research uses a variety of methods (LCA and social network analysis for two) to reveal some inner workings and implications of a food rescue mobile sharing economy platform. Dr. Krones is an alum of MIT and currently a visiting assistant professor at Boston College.
Talk with Earthworm Recyclers
When: February 6, 2019, 12-1pm
Where: 35 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143
RSVP here Space is limited to 10 people
Curious how three MIT computer science students started a nonprofit recycling organization back in 1970? Do you know about the local history of recycling? Come join us and learn about Earthworm in Somerville!
Earthworm is a local, mission-based nonprofit organization that was founded in 1970. Their goal is to lower the hurdles that businesses face when they seek to establish recycling programs for paper, bottles and cans, and office electronics. Their friendly, helpful and committed staff serve small businesses and can accommodate all sizes of office cleanouts.
SOME Past speakers and field trips hosted by the Waste alliance
- Casella Zero Sort recycling facility
- Boostrap Compost
- Deer Island Wastewater Treatment
- NCS Global - electronics recycling
- Southbridge Landfill Tour
- Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management for the town of Bourne
- Bay State Textiles - on textile re-purposing and recycling in the US and Puerto Rico
- Biomass utilization talk (Sonal Thengane)
- Jason Prapas