People for Clean Mountains hosts community discussion with Neil Seldman Thursday, Aug. 8 in Brevard

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For Immediate Release
Neil Seldman of Institute for Local Self-Reliance Meets with Local Citizens

Brevard, NC (August 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm)—People for Clean Mountains will host a community discussion led by Neil Seldman of Institute for Local Self-Reliance at Brevard College Reserve Dining Room on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00pm.

Seldman is a specialist in recycling and economic development and helps communities attract recycling enterprises and implement cost effective programs. PCM is inviting local businesses and community members to take part in an open discussion with Seldman. Topics including: recycling strategies to lower cost, recycling incentives for households and businesses and what types of reuse, composting and recycling facilities might be beneficial to Transylvania County. The public is encouraged to bring questions and ideas to this discussion and give input as we work toward providing options for sustainable waste management and economic development in Transylvania County.

This is a free event.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance has advised communities across the United States on how to create jobs from recycling and to lower costs for government operations. It aids communities in integrating plans that focus on how to increase local capacity and stimulate economic development through the efficient use and reuse of local resources. For over three decades, ILSR has advised communities like Chattanooga, TN, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, Alachua County, FL, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC on ways to convert wastes from environmental and economic liabilities to valuable resources that create livable jobs and provide community development opportunities.

People for Clean Mountains is a grassroots organization with the mission “To support community actions that keep our mountains and valleys clean, while promoting responsible economic and social development for generations to come.” For more information visit or call 828-577-2685 .

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