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Samantha MacBride

Nicole P. MarwellSamantha MacBride is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and teaches courses on public management, program evaluation, urban politics, and environmental issues. She has been quoted in media regarding environmental policy and politics and is available to comment on:

- Recycling, re-use composting policy and politics, NYC and international

- The NYC system and how it compares to other cities like San Francisco (known for its recycling programs)

- Bans on plastics and Styrofoam

- Current food waste issues in NYC and how the pilot program is working

- Industrial and municipal solid wastes

- Waste energy conversion technologies

- Coal combustion waste (also known as coal ash) debates & issues

- Textile reuse and recycling program

- Custodial labor as an emerging field in green buildings

Professor MacBride served as Deputy Director for Recycling at the New York City Department of Sanitation for over a decade prior to coming to Baruch. Her 2011 book, Recycling Reconsidered: the Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States (MIT Press) is a critical but supportive examination of the history of the U.S. recycling movement and its relation to manufacturing interests over the 20th century. She has taught previously at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, New York University's Metropolitan Studies Program, and Brooklyn College's Department of Sociology.

She holds an MPA in Environmental Policy and Planning and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University.

Also Fluent in Italian.


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