Designing a Closed Loop Community Postponed until Spring 2015
“Over-conferenced” this fall? Having a hard time deciding which conferences to attend? Well, the VEC/ VTC partnership that planned to bring you the conference on “Designing a Closed Loop Community” this November 13 has decided to help you with that decision by postponing that conference until the spring and integrating it with VEC’s “4th Annual Water Quality Conference”. We are doing this because it has become clear to us that (1) anaerobic digestion and composting are important technologies that recycle carbon and other critical nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous that have such an impact on water quality; (2) the organics landfill ban of 2013 (Act 148) makes it critical for Vermont to increase implementation of these technologies along with broader application of nutrient management planning; (3) failure to manage the nutrients ‘liberated’ by the landfill organics ban could amplify Vermont’s water quality challenges; and, (4) EPA has given the State additional time to respond to its expectations about TMDL in Lake Champlain which brings that discussion, too, forward to this Spring. Stay tuned for date and more details to come shortly.