Fall 2014 Program

Cradle-to-Cradle: The Elimination of Waste

Symposium Sponsors:
Environmental Law Center
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Institute for Energy & the Environment
Campus Greening Committee
 8:30 – 8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew Minikowski
Editor-in-Chief, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Marc Mihaly
President and Dean, Vermont Law School
John Echeverria
Faculty Advisor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
8:45 – 9:30

Keynote Address

Lauren Valle
John Todd Ecological Design
9:30 – 10:45

Lost In Transmission: Energy Waste

Scudder Parker
Policy Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Adam Kron
Attorney, Environmental Integrity Project
Hillary Hoffmann
Professor, Vermont Law School
Moderator: Michael Dworkin
Institute for Energy & the Environment, Vermont Law School
10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

Flotsam, Jetsam, & Plastic: Ocean Waste

Dr. Kara Lavender Law
Research Professor of Oceanography, Sea Education Association
Nicholas Mallos
Conservation Biologist and Marine Debris Specialist, Ocean Conservancy
Megan Herzog
Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law & Policy, UCLA School of Law
Moderator: John Echeverria
Faculty Advisor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
12:15 – 1:45

Lunch (Yates)

1:45 – 2:00

Interactive Sessions – Round 1

‘Seven Days of Garbage’ Art Exhibition – On Display in Oakes Hall
Quantifying Food Waste from VJEL Symposium – On Display on Yates Porch
2:00 – 3:30

Planning Against Obsolescence: Electronic Waste

Dynda Thomas
Attorney, Conflict Minerals Team, Squire Patton Boggs
Deborah Albers
Principal Social Strategist of Corporate Responsibility, Dell Computers
Sarah Westervelt
e-Stewardship Policy Director, Basel Action Network
Cathy Jamieson
Solid Waste Program Manager, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Moderator: Tracy Bach
Professor, Vermont Law School
3:30 – 3:45

Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:00

Clean Plate Club: Agricultural and Food Waste

Jean Bonhotal
Director, Cornell Waste Management Institute
Karl Hammer
Owner, Vermont Compost Company
Theresa Snow
Executive Director, Salvation Farms
Moderator: Jamie Renner
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School
5:00 – 5:15

Closing Remarks

Megan Backsen & Jack Hornickel
Symposium Editors, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
5:15 – 5:45

Interactive Sessions – Round 2

Jeff Knudsen
Tour of Clivus Multrum Composting Toilets
Andrew Brackett
Tour of Renewable Energy on VLS Campus
5:45 – 6:30

Wine & Cheese Reception (Yates)


With sincere gratitude,
the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
would like to thank the following:
John Echeverria, Rebecca Purdom, & Melissa Scanlan
Anne Linehan & the Business Office
Martina Rutkovsky, Chef Jeff, & the Fitz Vogt Team
Bill Bonn, Kory Hirak, & the IT Office
Andrew Brackett, Lori Campbell, & Buildings & Grounds
Maryellen Apelquist
Kathy McCullough
Alix Pentecost Farren
Gregg Segal