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Talkin’ Trash: Solid Waste Solutions for Maui’s Future

Educational forum discussing solid waste to be held on UHMC campus Sept 11, 5:30pm

Sierra Club Maui Group (SCMG), Maui Recycling Group (MRG) and Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) will host “Talkin’ Trash: Solid Waste Solutions for Maui’s Future”, an educational panel discussion on the issue of Maui’s solid waste management options.

This free event is part one of a two-part series held in the new science lecture hall (‘Ike Le’a building) at University of Hawai‘I Maui College campus. “Talkin’ Trash” will take place on Wednesday evening, September 11, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Kainoa Horcajo, cultural consultant and board member of Maui Recycling Group. Light pupu and coffee will be served outside the facility from 5:30 to 6pm before the discussion.

There are four confirmed panelists for the Sept 11th forum, including  Jennifer Chirico, ED of SLIM, Kyle Ginoza, County of Maui Environmental Management Director, a representative of the EPA, and Jeff Stark of Maui Recycling Group. They will give brief presentations and then openly discuss Maui’s potential strategies to deal with the various waste streams that either enter or are created on the island. The goal of the event is to educate the public about the options Maui has to reduce and dispose of various kinds of solid waste.

Each panelist will have up to 10 minutes to speak to the solid waste solutions programs they are involved in or propose. This introduction will be followed by a general panel discussion with questions posed by the moderator and written questions taken from the audience.

A second event, “part two” in the SCMG, MRG and SLIM co-sponsored series about solid waste solutions on Maui, is scheduled for October 22nd at 6pm, at the same location. It will feature an in depth discussion on the the County’s proposed Waste to Energy conversion program.


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