SURF Case Study Series :: Once the world's largest landfill, you won't believe what happens next!
Fortunately, SURF is here to tell you:
At its peak, the former Fresh Kills landfill in New York accepted 29,000 tons of waste per day during its 55 years as a disposal site. Today it is home to 130 acres of freshwater and tidal wetlands, a 2,200 acre park, facilities for the arts and science research, and a methane harvesting program that supplies energy to 10,000 homes. This project highlights how community activism and political will can come together to address local and global concerns with a solution that benefits the community, environment, ecosystem, and economy.
Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy or achievement of triple-bottom-line objectives? Submit a case study using our template and email it to the CSI Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).