Earth Day After Party in Asbury Park, April 24
Green builders team up with artists and musicians to unplug the myths surrounding the zero waste debate at this year’s Earth Day After Party
Skeptics claim zero waste is nothing more than an aspirational goal, despite most major cities announcing plans to achieve it over the next decade. Fact or fiction? This years Earth Day After Party line up challenges conventional zero waste thinking through education, art and music.
Wall, NJ: Waste consulting firm Environmental Service Management Group, Inc. (ESMG), will provide educational expertise in a two-hour lecture and webinar broadcast. “This is TRUE” is an introduction to the new national zero waste standard. TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste Standard is the newest product of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) that administers a suite of well-known green standards including LEED, EDGE, PEER, WELL and others.
“This is a real game changer” according to zero waste expert and TRUE Advisor, Mike Buono of ESMG. “TRUE gets it right helping organizations to validate process improvements and purchasing behavior that eliminates trash generation, rather than just counting waste material produced and recycled.” He adds, “TRUE uses the internationally accepted definition of Zero Waste accepting 90 percent landfill diversion and adds reuse and reduction to the equation, making Zero Waste truly achievable by the masses.”
“We have proved zero is achievable and cost effective, detailing dozens of projects in the Sustainable Trifecta: Zero Energy, Water and Waste presentation at Greenbuild, in Boston,” says Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow, whose Green Building Center is the education provider for the US Green Building Council NJ Chapter(USGBC-NJ). Both organizations are co-sponsors of the event again this year.
The Earth Day After Party, hosted by art629 Gallery, takes place April 24 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at art629 Gallery, 629 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J. Owner Patrick Schiavino, has curated a collection titled “Recycled” that includes various artists using reclaimed materials. Schiavino’s gallery is ground zero for the “Asbury Underground,” a free art and music festival that draws thousands of people to the famed Jersey Shore town each October. “Sustainability is everything and touches all of us,” said Schiavino, “which is why we are really excited to host this event and promote it through the “Asbury Underground.”
This event demonstrates sustainability and carbon neutrality, through Green Building Center sponsorship and Sun Lab Studio, who will power much of the event through their mobile solar music studio. According to founder and musician, Kevin Grossman, Sun Lab Studios helps artists to perform and record music in remote locations using only the power of the sun.
Earth Day After Party includes a unique networking event, Celebrating Sustainability, featuring cuisine prepared from locally sourced food and music by DIY rock band Homeless Apians. They perform using instruments made from discarded waste, making quite a literal statement for sustainability in the music world.
Tickets for the afternoon THIS IS TRUE Lecture, credentialed webinar broadcast and evening Celebrating Sustainability events are available through USGBC-NJ registration website . For more information or questions, contact ESMG at 888-739-3764.