It’s a conversation about science, including recycling and municipal support for science education this week, as Kitty Kurth steps in to host.
Howard Learner, head of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says the Chicago Climate Charter holds promise for future of energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, but only if the principles of the Charter are followed to fruition.
Monica Metzler of the Illinois Science Council tells us that, although Chicago does a powerful job of promoting its tech hubs, it often fails to promote the science sector, including its national labs, world-class museums, arboreta and research zoos, and five major medical centers.
They discuss recent revelations that Chicago’s recycling program is failing, and put recycling into a global perspective as fewer places in the world are accepting anything other than extremely well-sorted commodities, and only a few commodities at that.
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