Advisory Board and Advocacy Experience

by Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

The following advisory boards, comprised mostly of concerned citizens, have typically met monthly to become educated on their specific environmental issues and to make recommendations to implementing authorities.

        Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, 1988 - 2006; 2014 - .  Chair, 1992 - 1994; Vice Chair 1994 - 1996,  2001-2003; 2005- 2006.  Waste Prevention Committee, Chair, 1991 - 2006.

        New York Citywide Recycling Advisory Board, 1990-. Steering Committee, 1991 - ; Vice Chair 2001 - 2003.

        New York City Waste Prevention Coalition, 2000 - 2005; Vice chair 2001-2003. Co-chair 2004-2005

        9/11 Environmental Action, Founding member and Steering Committee member, 2002-2006  Testimony at City, State legislatures, comments on EPA protocols, numerous press interviews in advocacy of thorough cleanup and precautionary procedures after the 9/11 WTC building collapses and fires.

Presentation:  "The Advisory Community's Role and Recommendations to Promote Waste Prevention Policies and Legislation in New York City", presented at the National Recycling Coalition's Seventeenth Annual Congress & Exposition, Albuquerque, NM. September 13-16, 1998

        New Jersey DEPE Mercury Emissions Standard-Setting Task Force, member, 1992 - 1994.

        NYC Environmental Policy Forum member, treasurer, 1980 1989.  As part of this effort, I conceived, researched and got passed legislation to phase out all NYC apartment building incinerators by 1993.

        Camden County, NJ, Camden Environmental Technical Advisory Committee member, charged with advising Camden County on incinerator retrofit design, and other air quality matters. 1993-94.