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ERP, along with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council sponsored this landmark event on March 24-25, 2011 at the Courtyard Marriott in the Washingtonian Center (Gaithersburg, MD), located on a small lake and surrounded by numerous restaurants and a variety of stores. 

Thanks to our sponsors, American Chemistry Council and Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, without whom this Forum would not have been possible.


The Forum’s Keynote Speaker, Margaret Grayson, is a member of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, appointed by President Bush and reappointed by President Obama. Forum speakers included Sandy Huber (Executive Director, New Jersey Clean Communities Council), Carrie Gallagher (Executive Director, Alliance for Community Trees) and Shannon Reiter (Executive Director, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.)

The program included presentations on the following topics:
  • Beautification's Effects on Littering
  • Litter Abatement Funding Strategies
  • Quantifying Illegal Dumping
  • Recyclables in Litter
  • Restoring Our Communities
  • 2010 Northeast Litter Survey
A special thanks to all of our speakers and attendees, representing Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Keep America Beautiful who helped make this Forum a success. Congratulations to Jennifer Cole (Clean Fairfax Council), who won the drawing for the free iPod.  

Steven R. Stein                                                     Sandy Huber
Principal                                                               Executive Director
Environmental Resources Planning, LLC          New Jersey Clean Communities Council
624 Main Street, Suite B                                      222 West State Street
Gaithersburg, MD  20878                                    Trenton, NJ  08608

(240) 631-6532                                                     (609) 989-5900

ERP principal, Steven Stein, led the design of and was project manager for Keep America Beautiful's 2009 National Litter Survey and Cost Study. He was also the consultant selected to lead their Community Appearance Index project. Mr. Stein has led numerous statewide, citywide and regional litter surveys throughout North America. Field crews under his direction have surveyed more than 21 million square feet along roadways and recreational areas. As a subject-matter-expert in community dynamics, Mr. Stein contributed to a NIAC Optimization of Resources study, prepared for President Obama. His work regarding litter has been featured in National Geographic, Time, New York TimesNPR and ABC’s Good Morning America.

The New Jersey Clean Communities Council is a 501(c)(3) corporation funded by New Jersey's Clean Communities Act and private sector donations. Their mission is to implement a statewide program of public information and education that will change the attitudes that cause littering and the irresponsible handling of solid waste.

American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division represents leading companies dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow through plastics. Ongoing innovations in plastics have led to medical advances and safety equipment that make our lives better, healthier and safer every day. ACC members continue to seek innovative ways for plastics to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease waste. The Plastics Division is committed to reducing litter and marine debris through support of litter abatement strategies, public education and advancements in recycling access and technology.

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America is a nationwide company, with extensive expertise in marketing, maintenance and customer service that partners with governmental and private agencies to implement and provide ongoing maintenance for Sponsor-A-Highway programs. Highway sponsorships allow business communities an opportunity to fund the removal of litter and to be recognized for their contribution to safer highways and a cleaner environment. 


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