Finger Lakes Zero Waste Coalition
Fall Project Grant Award: $2,000
Fall TA Grant Award: $2,000
Douglas C. Knipple, Ph. D.
Finger Lakes Zero Waste Coalition, Inc. (FLZWC)
P.O. Box 865
Geneva, NY 14456
phone: (315) 412-0401
Lake Basin: Ontario
Citizens' Environmental Coalition
33 Central Ave, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12210, US
phone: (518) 462-5527
Project FLOWS (Finger Lakes Organizing Waste Strategies)
The goal of Project FLOWS is to build awareness among local citizens and politicians of alternatives to conventional waste management practices to prevent degradation of the Finger Lakes watershed and its aquatic ecosystems. Through workshops, public outreach, and informational campaigns, FLOWS will provide citizens the technical knowledge and support needed to advocate alternatives to continual landfill expansions and waste incineration. Without the use of alternatives there will be a perpetual importing of municipal solid waste into the region and disposal of leachate in municipal waste water treatment plants. These alternatives include Extended Producer Responsibility, aggressive reuse, recycling and composting, and on-site leachate treatment. Funds will be used for consultations with an environmental engineer, environmental lawyer, website development and the organization of informational workshops.