UW-Green Bay to be site of presentation by ‘Zero Waste’ crusader
“Zero Waste” will be the topic at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Union’s Christie Theatre when visiting scholar Paul Connett shares his views and research results regarding waste management. He will outline steps communities can take to minimize the need for landfills, explain why he believes waste-to-energy facilities are unnecessary health hazards, and share progress reports from other communities. Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. His research on waste management has taken him to 49 states and 50 countries, where he has made approximately 2,000 pro bono public presentations. His visit is hosted by N.E.W. Zero Waste Coalition and is sponsored by the Door Property Owners Association and the Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, with support from UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute.