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Tuesday May 4, 2021
1:00 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

NY Sustainable Brewery Summit

RIT's New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2l) is hosting the NY Sustainable Brewery Summit May 4 and May 11, from 1 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT). The two-part virtual event will discuss sustainability and pollution prevention best practices, focusing on three key areas:
  1. The need for sustainability in brewing
  2. Real-world solutions for energy, water, and chemical use reduction
  3. Communicating sustainability with your supply chain and the public
May 4 -- Best Practices for Water & Chemical Reduction
May 11 -- Waste Reduction & Energy Conservation

(This is for the May 4th event.)

Why Attend?
The summit will help participants gain a better understanding of the challenges impacting the craft and microbrewery community and offer guidance to help measurably reduce environmental impacts in their operations and enhance sustainability across the industry. The summit is ideal for brewers, brewery employees, sustainability resources supporting the craft brewery industry, and craft beverage enthusiasts.

Hear from key brewery leaders, sustainability subject matter experts, and craft beverage panelists as they discuss energy conservation, wastewater challenges, driving sustainability and more!

3:00 PM
Location  Online / Virtual

In honor of New York State Composting week (May 2-8), DEC’s, Gary Feinland, and Town of Bethlehem’s Recycling Coordinator, Dan Lilkas-Rain, will be teaching us about the process of composting. The Town of Bethlehem recently started adding food scraps to their yard waste composting facility. Watch as a locally-owned transporter makes a drop-off of food scraps at the facility and how those food scraps get mixed with shredded yard trimmings and put into a compost pile. Learn ways you can use compost to improve the soil and keep your plants healthy!

4:00 PM
Contact  Betsy Ukeritis
Location  Online / Virtual

Join DEC Educator Betsy Ukeritis as she talks with Seneca Park Zoo Society Urban Ecologists about the zoo's conservation efforts. These high school youth are part of a workforce development program for youth between the City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity program and the Seneca Park Zoo Society. 

To learn more about the Seneca Park Zoo Urban Ecology program >>

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