Master Composting Workshop this Saturday!

Master Composting Workshop

The Master Composting Workshop is this Saturday! Please RSVP to Jeremy at jrc2200@columbia.edu with the subject line “Composting Workshop.” Space is limited so please indicate your attendance as soon as possible.

Take the opportunity to attend a composting workshop led by SUMA graduates Scott Miller and Robert Schwarz! After the workshop, Scott and Robert will also take the time to speak briefly about life after SUMA and answer any questions from current students. Details below:

Get into compost, it’s hot!

Composting is a means of waste diversion wherein the decomposition of organic matter is controlled so as to create a soil amendment. Master Composters Robert Schwarz and Scott Miller will provide a detailed look at compost and composting in New York City. They will explain what compost is; the potential it holds to improve landfill diversion rates in NYC; how to make and use it; as well as relate the benefits and enjoyment that result from doing so.

Robert Schwarz, M.B.A., M.S. is a 2012 MSSM alumnus. He is also a Dept. of Sanitation of New York (DSNY) certified Master Composter. Throughout his career, he has designed, implemented, and managed several successful waste diversion projects of a variety of types and sizes in retail, automotive repair, and healthcare environments. Mr. Schwarz is now the Product Manager at ESG Analytics.

Scott Miller, LEED Green Associate is a 2013 MSSM graduate candidate. After completing the NYC Wasteless Apartment Building Recycling Initiative, he implemented a recycling program at his 1,728 Unit Lower East Side co-op; and was featured in Habitat Magazine for his accomplishment. He went on to design and implement a composting program there after completing DSNY’s Master Composter certificate in 2012. For his work as an EDF Climate Corps fellow working with Caesars Entertainment, Mr. Miller will be featured in Showtime’s series on climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously.” Scott is the Co-chair of the Earth Institute Leadership Council.

Date: Saturday, November 16

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 503 Hamilton Hall

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