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SUNY Rockland Presents America Recycles Day with Rockland County Solid Waste Management


DATE: October 30, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244



The SUNY Rockland Science Lecture Series Presents America Recycles Day
with Rockland County Solid Waste Management


Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland and the Rockland County Solid Waste Management will hold seminars and an information fair in celebration of America Recycles Day on Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse). All events are free and open to the public.


9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Lecture

Kerri Scales, Solid Waste Educator, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, will outline the commitment the Solid Waste Management Authority has made to improve the management of waste and resources in the county.  Topics will include recycling, waste reduction, composting, proper hazardous waste disposal, responsible purchasing, potential alternative waste processing methods and ways every individual can get involved. By reducing what we purchase and discard, reusing as much as possible, recycling our containers and paper, and composting our food scraps, we can eliminate more than 75% of the waste stream that needs to be trucked to landfills more than 300 miles outside of Rockland. Transportation of solid waste comes at a great expense to Rockland County taxpayers.


11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Waste Wise Awards Presentation


11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

Exhibits in Ellipse Lobby.


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lecture

"Mind over Matter: Too Much Matter to Mind" by Lorinda Hill, Assistant to Director of Plant Facilities. Presentation includes a composting demonstration.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Certified Wildlife Habitat Tour.

The property on campus includes a pond, walking trail and sitting area, provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and a place to raise young.


For more information, contact Dr. Melanie Rie, Instructor, Biology, and Chair of the Science Department Lecture Series, at (845) 574 - 4190,

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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