The question of Whose Waste is it? (and what should we do about it) will be the topic of a forum on May 18th. The forum, sponsored by the groups People for a Healthy Environment, Food and Water Watch, and We are Seneca Lake, will focus primarily on landfills. Included will be presentations and discussion about how a landfill operates, what we can do to reduce the amount of waste that goes into a landfill, how recycling works, and additional alternatives to burying waste.
The event will take place at 6:PM at the First Congregational Church,  # 171 Pulteney Street, Corning.
Presenters will include Vincent Spagnoletti, Commissioner of Public Works for Steuben County, Jim Gilbert of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3), and Elizabeth Whitehouse, founder of Compost International.   Doug Couchon from We Are Seneca Lake will serve as program moderator and will address the question of why we must care about the waste we generate.
The forum is the third of a series of four programs addressing the commons.  For further information about this program , and a September forum on energy called “Whose Power is it”  follow us on Facebook.