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Can Remanufacturing Save our Environment and Economy?
Date Wednesday March 11
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street (near 9th Street), San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJudy Goldhaft
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How Can Making Products From Recyclables Solve
Our Local Economic Challenges?

Neil Seldman, President of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute For Local Self-Reliance, will spearhead the first panel discussion in San Francisco on “Local Remanufacturing Our Way out of the Recession.”

Peter Berg, Planet Drum Foundation director, and Kevin Drew, Zero Waste Program Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment, will join Seldman on the panel, along with local remanufacturing entrepreneurs. Antonio Roman-Alcala, Alemany Community Garden organizer, will facilitate a question and answer period.

“The purpose of this event is to inform the public on our need to make products locally from local recyclables, “ said Peter Berg. “Remanufacturing provides meaningful work, closes the energy loop, and stimulates creativity. It is a practical response to the economic slump that builds on our physical and human resources.”

Co-hosted by Planet Drum Foundation and CounterPULSE’s Shaping San Francisco, the panel discussion is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer period will follow the panel. It will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 7:30-9:30pm at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street (near 9th Street), San Francisco.

We invite anyone who is interested in jobs, the environment, sustainability, alternatives to landfills, recycled art objects, and public policy to attend.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 17th, 2009 12:41 PM