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Green City Remanufacturing

 How Can Making Products Locally From Recyclables Solve Local Economic Challenges?  

On Wednesday March 11, 2009 Planet Drum Foundation and CounterPULSE’s Shaping San Francisco presented a free open to the public panel discussion and question-and-answer session.  It was held at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco.  For audio of the event play below:


The panel consisted of Neil Seldman, President of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute For Local Self-Reliance, Peter Berg, Planet Drum Foundation director, and Kevin Drew, Zero Waste Program Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Alemany Community Garden organizer, Antonio Roman-Alcala, facilitated the question and answer period and Chris Carlesson of Shaping San Francisco introduced the panel.

  “The purpose of this event, Local Remanufacturing Our Way out of the Recession, is to inform the public on our need to make products locally from local recyclables.” said Peter Berg.  “Remanufacturing provides meaningful work, closes the energy loop, and stimulates creativity. It is a practical response to the economic slump that builds on our physical and human resources.”

People interested in jobs, the environment, sustainability, alternatives to landfills, recycled art objects, and public policy were invited to attend to attend. Light refreshments were provided by Arizmendi Bakery, Capricorn Coffee, Cole Hardware,  Destination Bakery, Good Life Market, Planet Drum Cafe, and Real Foods Market on Stanyan. A special thank you to them.