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E-M:/ National Recycling Leader in Ann Arbor May 23



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News Release

May 17, 2001

National Recycling Expert to Visit Ann Arbor
Will Help Unveil Waste-Free Agenda for Washtenaw County

Susan Hubbard, the former President of the National Recycling Coalition and one of the country's foremost authorities on advanced recycling programs, will keynote Recycle Ann Arbor's annual meeting next Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Hubbard will speak on "The Future of Recycling: What's in Store for Our Communities." The meeting will take place at Recycle Ann Arbor's Bruce MacKay EnHouse, located at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy., in Ann Arbor. The event is open to the public, and there is no admission.

Accompanying Ms. Hubbard's speech, Recycle Ann Arbor and the Ecology Center will present "Moving Toward a Waste-Free Washtenaw," a practical and affordable agenda to dramatically increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction throughout the county. The plan is designed for public officials, community leaders, and residents to consider during the next one to five years.

Susan Hubbard is currently the Recycling Director of the St. Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium, one of the country's most successful community-based recycling programs. In addition to serving as President of the National Recycling Coalition, she has also worked as the Director of Solid Waste Programs for the State of Arkansas under Governor Bill Clinton and as a private consultant.

Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA) is a nonprofit organization which operates Michigan's premier recycling, reuse, and waste reduction programs. RAA's parent organization, the Ecology Center, also a nonprofit, conducts advocacy, education, and demonstration programs for a just and healthy environment in southeast Michigan.

Contacts:
Melinda Uerling, Recycle Ann Arbor (734) 662-6288
Mike Garfield, Ecology Center (734) 761-3186 x104

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Mike Garfield
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3186 ext. 104
(734) 663-2414 (fax)
michaelg@ecocenter.org
www.ecocenter.org



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