1. Hear Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation for New York City and Co-founder of Recyclebank speak on the economics behind running the recycling program in NYC.

    About Ron Gonen:

    Ron is the first Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation for New York City where he is responsible for New York City's recycling program, including residential, school and institutional curbside collection, organics, ewaste, textiles, hazardous waste etc. His team is responsible for implementing Mayor Bloomberg's solid waste management plan goals for recycling and waste diversion.

    Ron is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School where he teaches a course on entrepreneurship.

    Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, Ron was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Healthy Planet Partners which deploys renewable energy solutions to sports stadiums and athletic facilities and the Co-founder and CEO of RecycleBank (https://www.recyclebank.com/), "a company that awards points to consumers for recycling that they can redeem at local and national restaurants, stores and other retailers" (NYT).

    During his tenure as CEO, RecycleBank grew from an idea to a company that serviced over 100 cities and over 1m households. RecycleBank was recognized by a number of leading business and environmental organizations including the World Economic Forum as a 2009 Technology Pioneer and the Wall Street Journal as the #1 Venture Backed Clean Tech Company in 2010.

    The event was generously hosted by Galapagos Art Space (http://galapagosartspace.com) in DUMBO, Brooklyn.


    CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! You can join us in numerous cities around the world. (http://creativemornings.com)


    A big thank you to Ben Hallman (http://hallmanproductions.com) for filming and editing.

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  2. Parrot Island is about Ray Parkes who runs a parrot sanctuary in Peachland, B.C. with his wife Valerie and a few volunteers. It was set up to take care of abandoned parrots and to help educate the public on why they shouldn't be buying these birds.

    Learn more:

    This film is part of a series we're doing about people living in British Columbia:

    The Sandwich Nazi (VOD) - vimeo.com/ondemand/thesandwichnazi
    Say Something Intelligent - vimeo.com/203760327
    Asian Gangs - vimeo.com/41227051
    Parrot Island - vimeo.com/37871771
    Hey Vancouver, This Is You On Craigslist - vimeo.com/44712709
    An Afternoon with Alexandra Morton - vimeo.com/64482794
    Trevor the Dinosaur - vimeo.com/52524565
    A Brief History of British Columbia - vimeo.com/46950732
    Shirley Sings - vimeo.com/49893249
    The Fat Diet - vimeo.com/72150860
    My Mother's Death Book - vimeo.com/238303273

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