A Lecture by Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation
Followed by a conversation with Kate Ascher
We are excited to announce that Kate Ascher, author of The Works: Anatomy of a City, will join Commissioner Garcia after her lecture for a conversation about the future of the city’s waste infrastructure.
With the release in April 2015 of the OneNYC Plan, the City of New York laid out an ambitious goal: to reduce to zero the amount of waste that New York sends to landfills by 2030. Like all cities, New York manages a complex system of waste collection, transportation, and disposal — a vast physical infrastructure that keeps our neighborhoods healthy and thriving.
Open House New York announces Getting to Zero: New York + Waste, a yearlong series of tours and public programs that will explore New York’s waste infrastructure. How have changing approaches to waste management shaped and reshaped the city over time, and what possibilities might a radical shift in the amount of trash we produce, and how we dispose of it, have for our neighborhoods and the future of the city? Read more about Getting to Zero.
To launch this major new initiative, Open House New York is honored to host a lecture by Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Commissioner Garcia will outline the steps that New York has already taken toward becoming a zero waste city, the opportunities and challenges we will face over the next few years, and innovative practices that have the potential to transform the waste management industry.