Join Nerd Nite for a special event with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, the Philadelphia Water Department, and United By Blue! There will be talks about waste reduction! Info about getting involved in a local cleanups! Trivia with giveaways from all four of our organizations! $5 gets you in the door for a night of fun.
First up, Nic Esposito:
Nic’s talk will focus on the creation of the Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan, which was released last year and is one of the most comprehensive and collaborative initiatives Philadelphia has every created to combat litter and improve waste management. Nic will nerd out about the complexity and excitement of tracking down and stopping short dumpers. And he’ll also take a deep dive on how detrimental our disposable culture has been on our city and our planet and actions people can take to reduce the waste in Philadelphia.
Nic Esposito is the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. He served as a PowerCorpsPHL project manager for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and then as their Sustainability Manager. He was then selected by the Managing Director’s Office to take on the challenge of creating a coordinated public and private sector plan to address Philadelphia’s litter problem and set Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035.
Adam Hendricks from Philadelphia Water Department will discuss options and opportunities for food waste recycling in the City of Philadelphia. He will cover some of PWD’s current efforts and his own research into food waste recycling.
Adam Hendricks supervises the Research Program in the Planning and Environmental Services division of the Philadelphia Water Department. He has been with PWD for 7 years, and previously worked on policy and regulations surrounding stormwater management. He has lived in Philadelphia since 2001 and currently resides in West Philly.
United By Blue’s Bastianna Mene will talk Bison Fiber and how that relates to reducing waste in the supply chain!
Bastianna is the Production Manager at United By Blue, often referred to by her team as ‘Bison Basti.’ She is a fiber nerd by choice and recently became certified in fiber grading and sorting.
In this talk, Bastianna will discuss the use of natural fibers in the apparel industry, walk you through each step of United By Blue’s unique bison fiber supply chain and how they are reducing the amount of waste generated from the ranching industry.
Wednesday, May 2nd. 7:30 pm.
1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
$5 (CASH ONLY, there’s an ATM on site and a Wells Fargo up the street)
Doors open at 4, we recommend getting there early to get a good seat!
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