Panel to ‘Talk Trash’ Wednesday at Penn Bookstore

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422February 15, 2010


Trash Talk, a panel discussion with key players in recycling from both the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, sharing information about waste reduction and recycling


Moderated by Dan Garofalo, Penn’s environmental sustainability coordinator, the panelists are:

· Clarena Tolson, Philadelphia streets commissioner

· Shannon Detweiler, Blue Mountain Recycling, the recycling facility used by Penn

· JoAnn Murphy, director of purchasing, Penn Purchasing Services

· Laurie Cousart, director of Penn Dining, Business Services

· Ken Ogawa, executive director of operations and maintenance, Facilities and Real Estate Services

· Amy Phillips, senior IT project leader, Penn Information Systems and Computing

· Dan Sanchez, Penn senior and Undergraduate Assembly director of housing, sustainability and facilities


Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17


Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut streets


Trash Talk is one in a series of events being held during RecycleMania, a 10-week competition among 400 schools across the United States and Canada to bring attention to the need for recycling and waste reduction.

Additional information on RecycleMania and Penn’s sustainability initiatives is at