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Lonnie C. Poole, Jr. Leadership and Service Honored by EREF

Raleigh, NC – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) honored the leadership and service of Lonnie C. Poole, Jr. at a golf tournament and banquet on Thursday, June 3, 2010. The golf tournament was held at The Lonnie Poole Golf Course and the banquet was held at the State Club, both part of North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. The event was sponsored by PTR Baler and Compactor Company, Otto Environmental Systems North America, Inc., Joyce Engineering, Inc., E-Z Pack Manufacturing, LLC, Penton Media Exhibitions, Evergreen Environmental Energy, Inc., Republic Services, Inc. and Environmental Solutions Group.

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EREF Has Moved to Raleigh

Raleigh, NC – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) has moved its office to Raleigh. Founded in 1992 and previously headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that supports research to develop and evaluate new approaches to manage solid waste and funds scholarships for advanced degrees in environmental science and engineering.

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EREF Selects President-Elect

Alexandria, Va. - During its meeting held December 11, 2009 in Amelia Island, Florida, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors unanimously voted to promote Bryan S. Staley, Ph.D., P.E. to the position of President-elect; he will assume full responsibility as President and Chief Executive Officer upon the retirement of Michael Cagney on January 1, 2011.

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EREF Student/Project Win Top Award at Global Waste Management Symposium

Alexandria, Va. – The Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) and 5th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium (ICLRS), held consecutively and in cooperation, on September 7-12, 2008 at the Copper Mountain Conference Center, Colorado served as a forum for the presentation of both applied and fundamental research and case studies on solid waste management and landfills. Participants included designers, facility owners and operators, policy makers, university researchers, government agencies, waste service companies, consultants, vendors, members of leading trade organizations, and scientific foundations. The symposiums attracted more than 600 people from the national and international community.

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EREF Awards Four Environmental Scholarships

Alexandria, Va. - During its meeting held June 25, 2007 in Paris, France, hosted by Suez Environmental, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) awarded its first two master’s level scholars, recipients of the new Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers scholarship.  Roberta J. Niemietz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and Anne-Marie P. Armstrong, Yale University were each awarded $5,000 per year for up to two years.  Also awarded were two Ph.D. level candidates, one as the Francois Fiessinger scholar, and one as an EREF scholar, both awarded scholarship of $12,000 per year for up to three years.

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Labrie Environmental Group CEO Elected to Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. – Jean Bourgeois, Chief Executive Officer of Labrie Environmental Group, was unanimously elected to serve on the 2007 board of directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  His election to the EREF board is for a three-year term.

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Allied Waste Industries CEO Elected to Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. - The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to welcome John J. Zillmer, Chairman and CEO of Allied Waste Industries, as the newest director on the foundation's board.  Zillmer was unanimously elected at the October meeting of the board of directors to serve a term of three years, ending December 2009.  He will serve on both the Executive and Capital Campaign Committees.

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University of Texas at Austin Student Awarded $36,000 Scholarship by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Alexandria, Va. -  Doctoral student Susan De Long was awarded the 2006 EREF Scholarship by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation .  She was selected for this prestigious fellowship from numerous other national and international candidates including students from: University of Manitoba, Michigan State University, Columbia University, Yale University, Cornell University, and Purdue University.

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