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Stanford Woods Environmental Forum: Last Frontier of Recycling
The Last Frontier of Recycling – Above-Ground Mining of Plastics From Some of the Largest and Most Complex Waste Streams in the World.
Speaker: Dr. Mike Biddle, President and Founder of MBS Polymers, Inc., USA
From humble garage shop R&D beginnings, MBA Polymers has grown to what is now the world’s leading multi-national company recovering plastics from end-of-life durable goods, such as computers, electronics, appliances and automobiles. MBA has over 300 million pounds/year of processing capacity in Europe, China and the US to turn waste into high performance plastics. MBA works with some of the largest manufacturers in the world to close-the-loop by replacing virgin plastics with MBA plastics in their new products.
In addition to Dr. Biddle’s awards (below), MBA was named one of the top 100 CleanTech companies in the world in both 2009 and 2010 and one of the top 5 CleanTech companies in Europe in 2009, by two different organizations. MBA’s factories in Europe, China and the US have also won regional awards and praise.
Stanford Woods Environmental Forum: Fiscal Federalism and Spillover Benefits
Fiscal Federalism and Spillover Benefits: Evidence from Water Infrastructure Investment.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Megan Mullin is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a faculty affiliate in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies and the Institute for Public Affairs atTemple University. Her research focuses on American politics and public policy, with emphasis on state and local politics, environmental politics, and voting systems.
Her work has appeared in journals including American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, as well as in numerous edited volumes. Her book, Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water (MIT Press, 2009), examines the impact of governmental organization on policies for the sustainable use of water resources in American communities. It was the 2010 winner of the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award for best book published on environmental politics and policy. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Haynes Foundation, and the JEHT Foundation, and has received numerous awards from the American Political Science Association's organized sections. She received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005.
Communicating Climate Change: Effective Skills For Engaging Stakeholders, Partners And The Public
The Elkorhn Slough and San Francisco Bay Coastal Training Programs are hosing a communications workshop centered around climate change. Participants will join climate and environmental communication expert Cara Pike for an in-depth training in climate communication best practices. Through lecture and group discussion, participants will learn about public opinion trends for the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas and how to frame coastal climate impacts messages for a range of audiences.
Registration ends Monday, Janurary 13th.