IIEA Lecture – Designing for Zero Waste: Strategies from New York City

IIEA Lecture – Designing for Zero Waste: Strategies from New York City

This event is part of the Environmental Resilience lecture series, co-organized by the IIEA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Introduced by Sharon Finegan from Irish EPA and moderated by Alex White. In the lecture, Clare Miflin argues that sustainable, prosperous, and liveable cities of the future will need to be ‘zero waste’. She highlights that waste is a design flaw and that...
Clean Curbs: Design Solutions for Waste Storage in the Street

Clean Curbs: Design Solutions for Waste Storage in the Street

We participated in the AIA New York event this week, alongside DSNY, DOT, Union Square Partnership, Recycle Track Systems, Openbox and Marvel Architects. See write up in Waste Dive, and if you’re interested in learning more, sign up here...
The Nature of Cities Festival

The Nature of Cities Festival

Sharing a virtual micro-talk on Designing Urban Biocycles for NYC: Regenerating Urban Soils with Food and Landscape Waste for the Nature of Cities Festival. Developing a plan for NYC organic waste A well designed plan for organic waste is essential for NYC to become a green, resilient and just city. The city has suspended DSNY...
Designing for Zero Waste Food Service

Designing for Zero Waste Food Service

Video of the webinar is available for viewing on Center for Architecture website...
National Zero Waste Virtual Conference

National Zero Waste Virtual Conference

The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is a three-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition. Plan on joining us to hear from local, national and international experts on the latest updates and best practices to get to Zero Waste.  Program here, lots of great discussions – Clare Miflin will be on the Building...
Redesigning an affordable organic waste system for NYC to improve public space, health and equity

Redesigning an affordable organic waste system for NYC to improve public space, health and equity

New York City’s Mayor de Blasio just committed to a green recovery that prioritizes equity, fairness, and the climate crisis. Composting, which creates green jobs, supports local food production, and increases environmental equity, should fit squarely within this mission. Yet, in this year’s crisis budget, the city cut all funding for organic waste collection. Organic waste costs the Department...