> Nerd Nite Seattle [75]: Trash Talk and Green, Clean Machines

Nerd Nite Seattle [75]: Trash Talk and Green, Clean Machines

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This month’s Nerd Nite speakers will litter-ally spark your interest in the science of recycling and clean energy technologies! Seattle Public Utilities‘ Jeff Neuner and Becca Fong will talk about Fremont’s City Of Seattle North Transfer Station, and Spark Northwest‘s Daniel Poppe will discuss how organizations like his are leading the green energy revolution in the PNW.

Nerd Nite Seattle is a monthly series where nerds and non-nerds alike can connect over fascinating talks, delicious drinks, and engaging conversation. If you’ve never been to Nerd Nite before and are feeling shy, message us and we’ll make sure to introduce ourselves at the event!

::: TALKS ::::

Jeff Neuner and Becca Fong: “Talking Trash: A pictorial history of garbage in Seattle and current city waste generation statistics”

Jeff Neuner is the Seattle Public Utilities Program Manager for Solid Waste Facilities, Transfer Stations and Landfill Closure. Mr. Neuner has been with the City of Seattle for over 27 years and worked in the Solid Waste industry since 1985. He has worked on active and closed landfills, managed transfer stations, Household Hazardous Waste Facilities and most recently the
implementation of the Seattle Solid Waste Facilities Master Plan. He is also the Disaster Debris Manager for the City of Seattle in the event of an emergency event that generates debris over a
wide area.
 
Becca Fong works on finding new and engaging ways to reach out to the residential customers of Seattle to increase their waste diversion. Her work at Seattle Public Utilities is focused on solid waste outreach, planning and communications. She has developed and implemented media campaigns, community education programs, and outreach programs on food & yard waste composting and recycling for both nonprofit and government agencies. She has B.S. degree in Biology: Ecology and Conservation from the University of Washington.

 

Daniel Poppe : Sparking the Clean Energy Revolution

At a time of increasing global insecurity, it has never been more important to secure our region’s energy future. The shift to clean energy may prove to be the most impactful technological transition of the 21st century and the Pacific Northwest is ready to lead the way.

Spark Northwest is a Seattle-based nonprofit that creates clean energy communities across the region. Whether working with rural farmers to deliver energy efficiency workshops, designing a community solar program for a municipal utility, or helping a local neighborhood chart a clean energy plan, Spark Northwest activates communities to work collectively towards a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.

Daniel Poppe, Spark Northwest’s Development Director, joins us to talk about clean energy in the PNW and how organizations like his are leading the charge in the clean energy revolution.

Daniel Poppe is the Development Director at Spark Northwest and is an MPA candidate at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Before joining Spark Northwest, Daniel worked in salmon and steelhead recovery with the Seattle-based nonprofit Long Live the Kings. Daniel received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in China.

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High Dive
Tuesday, April 17
Doors @ 6:30 / talks @ 7:30
$5-$10 / 21+ / No one turned away for lack of funds
BYO food or order Red Star Taco Bar through the bar

Nerd Nite Seattle is committed to being a safer and accessible space for people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. All proceeds benefit the Nerd Nite Seattle Fund.

Accessibility: There are no stairs to the venue’s entryways or bathrooms. Tables are at standing level, but there is open seating at the front of the stage. Please refrain from wearing scented products in consideration of attendees with allergies and sensitivities. Please message us if you have further questions, suggestions or concerns.

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