2018 Presentations

Closing the Gap to 2020
12th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Thursday April 5th, 2018
Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT


2018 VORS Agenda

State of the State Josh Kelly, Materials Management Section Chief, ANR, Solid Waste Program

Keynote: An Organics Recycling Journey Nora Goldstein, Editor of BioCycle, the Organics Recycling Authority

Morning Workshops

M1. Hauler’s Roundtable

M2. Business Strategies: Firsthand Experiences with Organics Diversion

M3. Approaching 2020: How Schools, Towns and the Food Recovery Hierarchy Can Close the Gap on Organics Management, Sarah McGraw and Cindy Sterling, Northeast Resource Recovery Association

M4. The Latest Science on Using Compost for Stormwater Treatment

  • Stephanie Hurley, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont
  • Eric Roy, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont

Lunchtime session

The Role of Organics Recycling in Vermont’s Food System

Afternoon Workshops

A1. Hauling Food Scraps – Central Vermont’s transition from Public to Private Enterprise, Lisa Ransom, Grow Compost and
Bruce Westcott, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District

A2. Vermont-Scale Community Composting: Success Strategies from Early Adopters, Chris Adams and Sheryl Rapée-Adams, The Garden at 485 Elm, Cassandra Hemenway, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, and Libby Weiland, Vermont Community Garden Network

A3. Working From the Top: Creative Ways to Reduce Wasted Food in Businesses and Institutions, Carl Diethelm, Green Mountain College, Emily Portman, UVM Dining, and Renee Stearns, Center for EcoTechnology

BONUS: Read a summary and conclusions from this workshop, prepared by Carl Diethelm

A4. Beyond Rain Gardens: Advancing the Use of Compost for Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, and Stormwater Management

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