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Sustainability during a pandemic


HOUSTON – Waste Management (WM) will host “Driving Sustainability: The Next Four Years,” the second event in a special two-part virtual conversation series designed to address sustainability amid a global pandemic, on Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m. EST.

The virtual conversation will last one hour and is free to “attend” with registration at www.wmsustainabilityforum.com. As series the host, WM’s goal is to present attendees with open-minded dialogue, while providing real life inspiration for turning world-changing ideas into transformative actions.

“Driving Sustainability: The Next Four Years” will feature American journalist and author Alex Wagner; BloombergNEF Chief Content Officer Nat Bullard; and WM’s Senior Vice President of Field Operations Tara Hemmer. Post U.S. presidential election, Wagner, Bullard and Hemmer will discuss predictions for the next term and the importance of sustainable initiatives in restarting the economy and leading with purpose.

Part I of the virtual conversation series, titled “From Crisis to Opportunity,” took place on Wednesday, October 28th and featured Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican citizen and an internationally recognized leader on climate change; Jasmine Crowe, an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker and CEO of Goodr Co.; and Hemmer.

From Crisis to Opportunity” examined the environmental, economic and social challenges the pandemic has brought to the forefront, highlighting their interdependence and overall effect on sustainability. “From Crisis to Opportunity” is available to view on YouTube.

Both Driving Sustainability virtual events are streamed live on LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Driving Sustainability series sets the stage for the 2021 WM Sustainability Forum to be held virtually February 3 and 4, 2021. The two-day virtual conference will bring together leaders from both business and civic sectors to exchange ideas and create innovative strategies around sustainability. The daily schedule and featured speakers for the 2021 WM Sustainability Forum will be announced at a later date.

For event and registration information, visit www.wmsustainabilityforum.com. Pre-registration is mandatory.