Media Advisory – 4.21.09 – IRC Conference and Exhibition

Media Advisory – April 21, 2009

Registration is open now for the Indiana Recycling Coalition’s 20th Annual Conference and Exhibition -June 2-4, 2009 Bloomington, IN. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge policies and programs in the resource management field and will also have access to several valuable networking events. Join approximately 200 local and state government officials, environmental professionals, business owners and other stakeholders for this information packed event. Session topics include:

·         How to go Green 101: Models for Businesses of all Sizes

·         College/University President’s Climate Change Commitment

·         Green Building: New & Renew

·         Sustainable Schools

·         Greening the Medical Community

·         IDEM’s Clean Community Challenge

·         Waste Reduction for Hotels & Restaurants

·         Current Status of e.Scrap in Indiana

·         Understanding Zero Waste

·         Recycling in the Era of Tough Markets: a Roundtable Discussion

·         Recycling & Carbon Policy

·         Construction & Demolition Waste: What’s Old is New Again

·         Alternative Energy Projects in the Midwest

·         And more!

Two timely and inspiring keynote presentations are scheduled. On June 3, Wayne Zink, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate will discuss how he has successfully implemented the “Triple Bottom Line” model at ESP.  On June 4, Bill Brown, Sustainability Director at Indiana University will discuss plans to incorporate sustainable practices across the Bloomington campus.  In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities and exhibition hall breaks, attendees can sign up for the pre-conference tour of the Tibetan Cultural Center, and the opening night reception on June 2, at Upland Brewery where newly installed solar panels will be on display along with Upland’s exceptional local brew! On June 3rd, attendees can enjoy the silent and live auction while enjoying local wines.

Conference details and registration are available at: www.indianarecycling.org/node/28

IRC 2009 Conference and Exhibition

Sponsors to Date 4.20.2009

GOLD SPONSORS

Republic Services of Indiana

Best Way / South Side Landfill

SILVER SPONSORS

Abitibi Bowater / Paper Retriever

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Safety-Kleen

Unicor, Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

Waste Management

BRONZE SPONSORS

Alcoa

All Pro Shearing

Indiana American Water

National Starch Food Innovation

Nugenesis

Ray’s Trash

Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.

Rumpke

Strategic Materials

Trash Talk!  “One Man’s Trash…”

NUCOR

GENERAL SPONSORS

Duke Energy

Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District

Kroger

Media contact: Carey Hamilton, IRC, 317-632-5915, carey@indianarecycling.org

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