Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in NYC

When: Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: $20 & up | $15 for Museum Members
Gotham Greens

How can the city reconceive waste as a resource and convert it to energy or compost? What are the barriers? Join us for a conversation about how we can rethink the concept of "waste" and its impact on New York's diverse neighborhoods and communities.

Christina Grace, CEO and Founder of the Foodprint Group
Tom Outerbridge, General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling

This is the fifth program in our new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition. To view all of the programs in the series, click here

About the Speakers: 
Christina Grace
is the CEO of Foodprint Group, a services business that helps food companies design for zero waste through sustainable purchasing, recycling infrastructure, and integrated training. She has led waste reduction, recycling, and food waste processing projects for Google, Related Companies, and Eataly. 

Tom Outerbridge is the General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling. Sims is a cornerstone of New York City’s recycling system, processing and marketing the more than 200,000 tons of plastic, glass, and metal that New Yorkers recycle each year. Outerbridge is also a board member at the Newtown Creek Alliance.

$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum Members.
Includes Museum admission.

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


New York’s Future in a Changing Climate is sponsored by Savills Studley.

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