The Low Hanging Fruit You've Been Missing:

State-led Solutions to Tackle Dangerous Climate Pollution from Landfills, Create Economic Opportunity, and Benefit Communities

Tuesday, September 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET

Does your state have waste that ends up in a landfill or incinerator? Have a climate action plan to address greenhouse gas reduction and environmental justice goals? Join Gina McCarthy, former White House national climate advisor and EPA administrator, and engage with a “solutions” panel of practitioners and advocates to: 

Reducing methane is the most effective near-term strategy to curb global warming, and landfills are the low-hanging fruit at the state level. US landfills produce over 295 million tons of CO2e annually, according to inventories calculated on a 20-year horizon as a result of organic waste (i.e., food, paper, yard waste) decomposing in an anaerobic landfill environment. The impacts of waste are both visible and urgent for the communities that live near landfills and suffer health and quality of life impacts from the air and water pollution. Fortunately, there are ‘low-hanging fruit’ policies and strategies that can make a difference for the climate and community.   

Hosted by Industrious Labs and RMI.

This event will take place via Zoom. An email confirmation will be sent containing the Zoom link to join.