Video: Councilor David Murphy Updates Ward 5; Landfill Discussed

Here is a YouTube video of a 10/25/11 community meeting hosted by Ward 5 City Councilor David Murphy, plus an excerpt where attendees discuss the issue of landfill expansion. This meeting was recorded by Emily Odgers. Emily is the daughter of Mimi Odgers, a founder of Water Not Waste. David Murphy: “Essentially, my perspective is, […]

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Video: Planning for Zero Waste in the Pioneer Valley

Here is a complete YouTube video of “Planning for Zero Waste in the Pioneer Valley”, a presentation by Lynne Pledger at the JFK Middle School on 6/30/11. This recording is 1 hour 29 minutes long and was made by Mimi Odgers of Water Not Waste.Planning for Zero Waste in the Pioneer Valley See also:MassDEP: “Draft […]

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Video: Smith College Engineering Students Say Solar Power Viable on Landfill Site

Here is a complete YouTube video of an April 19 presentation by students in the Smith College Picker Engineering Program Senior Design Clinic. They presented their analysis of renewable energy potential at Northampton’s municipal landfill. This presentation is the product of a year-long study that researched wind, solar and biofuels on the landfill as it […]

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Video: Solid Waste Task Force, March 28, 2011

Here is a complete YouTube video of the 3/28/11 meeting of Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. This recording was made by Craig Odgers and is 3 hours 7 minutes long. This was the last meeting of the task force before it presents its recommendations to the Board of Public Works.See also:Videos: Solid […]

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Video: Board of Public Works Authorizes Lower Landfill Tipping Fees

Here is a complete YouTube video of the 3/23/11 meeting of Northampton’s Board of Public Works. The board votes to authorize lower tipping fees at the municipal landfill to better compete with other waste disposal options in the region. One large customer in particular, Duseau Trucking, has virtually stopped using the landfill. The Department of […]

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Videos: Solid Waste Task Force, March 21, 2011

Here is a complete YouTube video of the 3/21/11 meeting of Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. This recording was made by Craig Odgers and is 2 hours 40 minutes long. The task force expects its March 28 meeting (6:30pm, JFK Middle School) to be its last before it presents its recommendations to […]

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Video and Minutes: Solid Waste Task Force, March 14, 2011

Here is a complete YouTube video of the 3/14/11 meeting of Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. The attendees discuss the public’s comments from the March 7 and March 11 solid waste forums. The time for the task force to make recommendations is drawing near. This recording was made by Craig Odgers and is […]

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Videos: Solid Waste Forum of March 11, 2011

Here are two YouTube videos covering the complete Solid Waste Task Force public forum of 3/11/11. The first segment shows the Task Force’s presentation of solid waste management options (26 minutes). The second segment shows the public’s comments that followed (1 hour 15 minutes). These recordings were made by Adam Cohen. See this article on […]

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Video and Slides: Solid Waste Forum of March 7, 2011

Below is a complete blip.tv video of the 3/7/11 public forum held by Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. The public was invited to express opinions about how the city will manage its waste once the municipal landfill closes in 2012. The Task Force will hold a second and similar forum on March […]

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