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Environmental Initiatives Education Programs and Presentations Get the Word Out

The issues surrounding environmental initiatives - sustainable development, recycling and solid waste management - are complicated. From scientific to practical, legal to moral, the questions and concepts can easily overwhelm the message. With backgrounds in environmental science and education, DeFeo Associates' consultants create programs and presentations using language, concepts and tools that speak to the audience in a way that they will understand and appreciate.

Environmental Education and Awareness Programs

There are many daily opportunities to raise awareness and educate a group of individuals about important environmental issues like sustainable development, recycling and waste management. DeFeo Associates consultants and creative team work with schools, local governments and corporate clients to create innovative education and awareness programs to promote environmental initiatives and good citizenship.

"We just finished a review of your Compost Operator Workshop course and want to thank you for yet another in a long line of successful compost operator programs. Just know that I never get tired of seeing your excellence in the classroom, and we are all fortunate to have you as one of our seasoned instructors. Thanks again, Wayne, for your continuing loyalty and outstanding instruction." — Ned Lipman, Rutgers NJAES

Tailored Recycling, Conservation and Sustainability Presentations

Often, the largest hurdle to an environmental initiative's adoption is behavior modification: convincing a group of people to change the way they do things. It's critical to understand the audience and how to address their specific barriers to create a meaningful, effective and winning argument to abandon old habits and embrace new ones. DeFeo Associates regularly presents to schools, community groups, corporate teams, lawmakers and municipal authorities to educate and influence attitudes about recycling, environmental improvement and sustainability.

  • Audience-appropriate content and concepts
  • Appealing presentations
  • Designed to result in behavioral change

Government and Public Affairs Relations

Very few organizations can stay in business without dealing with at least one government agency. When those include environment-related concerns, the requirements can be particularly challenging. DeFeo Associates has over twenty-five years' experience working with and through the many local, state and federal agencies that must be engaged to meet regulatory and legislative compliance for environment-related issues. Our consultants offer technical expertise and guidance to expedite these efforts, including:

  • Following procedures and preparing filings for environmental permits and licenses
  • Interpreting complex statutes and regulations to ensure compliance, including the Solid Waste Management Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1), Solid Waste Regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:26), Recycling Regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:26A), and the N.J. Recycling Enhancement Act (P.L.2007, c.311).
  • Framing issues and presenting cases in a clear, concise manner for government officials
  • Negotiating with local, county and federal environmental agencies on issues ranging from licensing to compliance
  • Participating in the legislative process for regulatory and legislative reform

EnviroPolitics e-Newsletter

EnviroPolitics is a daily electronic newsletter that reports the top political and environmental news from leading newspapers and other sources in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Published by Frank Brill, a DeFeo Associates environmental consultant and founder of Brill Public Affairs, EnviroPolitics has become a "must read" for hundreds of government officials, attorneys, engineers, consultants, trade association executives and others who are affected by environmental issues and the politics that drive them.

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