Arkansas Recycling Coalition's 21st Annual Conference & Trade Show
Eureka Springs, AK
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|A Message From the President: Working Toward Unity-NRC & RONA |
Dear Fellow Colleagues in Recycling,
Leaders of NRC and Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA) met in Indianapolis on Aug. 15 to discuss plans to move forward with formal cooperative efforts. Both groups concluded, "We want to create an organization that is continental in scope, that is all-inclusive and yet culturally, geographically and demographically diverse."
In order to achieve unification, a Steering Committee made up of members from both boards as well as a Recycling Organization representative, will be tasked with defining how to complement each other's efforts, define roles and responsibilities, determine structure, and fulfill effective member services.
A goal of this unification is to bring positive results and promote a collaborative, rather than competitive, environment. The organizations are also working to foster and enhance formal cooperation among the state, provincial and regional recycling organizations and other local, state, national and international organizations.
"This plan maps out a strategy that will assure a complementary, rather than redundant, relationship between RONA and NRC, enabling us to once again move recycling forward."
Both organizations will keep the recycling community informed of the progress of their discussions.
Congratulations to the 2011 Recipients of the Murray J. Fox Scholarship Awards!
From Left: Murray J. Fox, Emma D'Arcy, Jocylin Pierro, Adrianne "Nikki" Ashkin, Mark Lichtenstein
The Murry J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1996, when Murry Fox, a long-time supporter and member of the National Recycling Coalition, started a fund to provide scholarships to college students that allow them to attend the annual Congress.
This year's scholarship awards were presented at the NRC Annual Members Meeting on Aug. 16, 2011 prior to the Resource Recycling Conference in Indianapolis. Applicants were selected based on their outstanding academic achievements in environmental studies as well as an interest in the recycling field. The applicants enthusiastically attended conference sessions, networked on the tradeshow floor, and cheered for the Indianapolis Indians at the IRC/NRC fundraiser at Victory Field!
NRC is proud to recognize the accomplishments of Adrianne "Nikki" Ashkin, Emma D'Arcy, and Jocylin Pierro with scholarship awards.
Board Election Update
Members of the NRC elected nine members to the board of directors during the annual members meeting on Aug. 16, 2011 in Indianapolis.
Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms with the exception of Stephen Bantillo who will serve a one-year term.
Spencer Duncan, Executive Director of the Kansas Organization of Recyclers
Dan Hagan, Senior Sustainability Consultant for Intercon Solutions
Stephen Bantillo, Executive Director of the California Resource Recovery Association
Six additional elected recycling professionals will serve two-year terms after completing a one-year term as appointees.
Jim Hanna, Director of Environmental Impact at Starbucks Coffee Company
Brian Hawkinson, Executive Director of Recovered Fiber at the American Forest & Paper Association
Bob Hollis, Principal of Mobius Network
Jeff Miller, Communications Consultant of the Indiana Recycling Coalition
Michele Nestor, President of Nestor Resources
Bill Waltz, President and CEO of Strategic Materials Inc.
For more information visit the NRC website for complete board photos and biographies.
|NRC Board Selects 2011-2012 Leadership
The NRC board elected its officers at the first meeting of the new board of directors on Aug. 17, 2011. Three at-large Executive Committee members were also elected in order to ensure that decisions made by the executive committee represent the diverse perspectives of the entire board
2011 NRC Board Executive Committee:
Mark Lichtenstein, President
Meg Morris, Vice President/Treasurer
Bob Gedert, Vice President
Michelle Minstrell, Secretary
Pam Blackledge, At-large member
Fran McPoland, At-large member
Michele Nestor, At-large member
Jeff Cooper, Chair of the Board
|Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series|
Following in the footsteps of a similar partnership with the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, the NRC has developed a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and Penn State University in delivering innovative programming to those who are seeking integrated opportunities for sustainable materials management.
From the comfort of your own location, join us for this webinar series held the second Monday of each month - July 2011 through June 2012.
webinar schedule and descriptions
|EPA Seeks Comments Regarding Sustainable Materials Management Measurement, Deadline Extended to Sept. 30 |
EPA is requesting written comments regarding the Agency's role in the measurement of materials in the following waste streams: municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition materials, and non-hazardous industrial materials; and the sustainable management of these materials through recycling, waste minimization and source reduction. The Agency has issued a Federal Register notice asking for comments on these aspects of measurement. All comments must be received by 4:30 pm EDT September 30, 2011. To learn more, including how to submit comments, please click here. The NRC is working with the EPA regarding their strategic plans related to moving sustainable materials management forward.
|Get Ready for America Recycles Day!|
Nov. 15, 2011
� A day to educate
� A day to encourage
� A day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year!
Plan to organize an event.
For more information go to AmericaRecyclesDay.org