May Membership Meeting

Solid Waste Solutions for the District: From Incineration to Zero Waste

When: Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
6:30 PM – CPCA Business Meeting **Vote on Parking Resolution (see below post)**
7:00 PM – Program
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 1st floor meeting room

Our May meeting, sponsored by CPCA’s Greening Committee, will take an in-depth look at the city’s plans for handling its solid waste, contrasting a possible solid waste incinerator with enhanced recycling, re-use and composting. Cities like Portland OR and San Francisco CA are way ahead of us. Can we catch up?

We are very fortunate to have four well-informed panelists.

  • Hallie Clemm, Deputy Administrator, Solid Waste Management Division, DC Dept. of Public Works
  • Mary Cheh, our Ward 3 Council Member, who has held hearings on this issue
  • Larry Martin, with Sustainable Community Initiatives and a founder of Community Forklift
  • Mike Ewall, founder of the Energy Justice Network, who has testified about the health and environmental dangers of incineration here in DC and around the country

The city is looking at alternatives right now. This is the moment to become informed!