Monday, October 4, 2011
8:30-10:00 a.m.European Waste Management in a Global Warming Perspective
Thomas Christensen, Ph.D.
Environment & Resources
Technical University of Denmark
Dr. Christensen will provide an overview of waste management in Europe based on a recent paper entitled: European Waste Management in a Global Warming Perspective.
Waste management in Europe has for decades been governed by the waste hierarchy, but statistics show that the 27 different member states represent a wide range of approaches. Many countries still rely strongly on landfilling, while other countries have reduced landfilling of MSW to less than 5%. With this knowledge, a generic study was performed using a modeling approach that compared 40 different waste management systems as they could appear in Europe in the future. The results showed that the most rational waste management scenarios can lead to substantial savings in CO2-emissions per tonne of municipal waste. The generic scenarios provide insight into which factors are important, but savings provided by a specific system must always be assessed paying attention to local waste composition and waste management technologies.
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Tessman Road Solar Landfill Cover Tour
Tuesday, October 5, 2011
Included in your registration for GWMS is a tour of Republic Services, Inc.’s solar landfill cover. Integrating new and existing technologies, the innovative solar cover project at Tessman Road Landfill in San Antonio, Texas, was brought online by Republic Services, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to creating cleaner, greener communities. It generates clean, renewable energy, reducing dependence on nonrenewable sources.
The solar energy cover system has been designed to complement landfill gas technology to increase overall energy output, or it can be used as a standalone system. For decades, the gas produced naturally through the decomposition of waste has been tapped as a renewable energy source. Republic Services’ breakthrough technology takes the generation of green energy at landfills one step further by capping closed portions of landfills in an environmentally-sustainable manner to collect solar energy for conversion into electricity. Combined, the two systems can turn landfills into renewable energy parks, offering multiple sources of environmentally-friendly power production for their communities.
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Golf OutingWednesday, October 6, 2010
TPC AT&T Canyons Course
$200 (fee includes greens fees, boxed lunch and awards ceremony)
Organize a foursome or make new friends at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) AT&T Canyons Course, a 2010 PGA Tour Course designed by Pete Dye! This is your unique opportunity to golf at this exclusive resort, managed and operated by PGA Tour!About the TPC AT&T Canyons course at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa:
Tournament Players Club (TPC) San Antonio is proud to be the newest addition to the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network of premier clubs. TPC San Antonio will open for play in 2010 with 36 holes of golf designed by two of golf's most respected and innovative architects and World Golf Hall of Fame members, Pete Dye and Greg Norman. TPC San Antonio’s magnificent pair of championship golf courses offers epic golf in a pristine natural setting.
Situated inside the 2,800 rolling acres of the Cibolo Canyons development at the base of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, both the AT&T Canyons Course, designed by Pete Dye and PGA TOUR Player Consultant Bruce Lietzke, and the AT&T Oaks Course designed by Greg Norman and PGA TOUR Player Consultant Sergio Garcia are being built with the infrastructure to be host venues for PGA TOUR tournaments.
TPC San Antonio is a private resort, only accessible to Club Members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Additionally, the TPC of San Antonio will be managed and operated by PGA TOUR.Green Initiatives:
Tournament Players Club San Antonio was designed with the environment in mind. Many green initiatives were incorporated into the design of the course, including:
- Certification by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
- Closed loop water system
- Bird sanctuary surrounding the north end of the Course
- All trees were saved during the construction of the Course
For more on JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa’s green initiatives, click here.