Zero Waste: The Organics Factor

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Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
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With the Mayor’s release of One New York, the city aims to send zero waste to landfills by 2030, and one of the largest obstacles to achieving this goal is also a potential energy source—organic waste.

Join us to learn about new legislation requiring large food service establishments to separate food waste for collection and how the Department of Sanitation plans to provide technical and regulatory support. Then, hear how building design can help facilitate separation and offer onsite pre-treatment to better manage organic waste for other uses.


6:00 - 6:30 PM: Registration & Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Presentation & Discussion

Clare Miflin
LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer, & Associate Principal, Kiss + Cathcart Architects

For the last 15 years, Ms. Miflin has worked at Kiss + Cathcart, a firm well known for their philosophy of “productive” design that integrates photovoltaics, vegetation and agriculture into high performance envelopes. She is also a member of Urban Green’s Monthly Programs Committee.

Christina Grace
Principal and Food Systems Consultant, Foodprint Group

Ms. Grace advises organizations and manages projects in the areas of regional food systems planning, organic waste management, food distribution and processing, and sustainable food sourcing. Her current clients include Google, Related Companies, and Vornado Realty Trust.

Brett Mons
Program Manager, Commercial and Residential Organics Collection, New York City Department of Sanitation

Mr. Mons has been with DSNY for two years, and was first responsible for the department’s residential Organics Collection Program pilot. He provides input on program policies and public outreach materials, the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and program expansions.


Mohawk Group

125 W 25th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001