In coordination with the National Association of Development Organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will participate in a two-day public workshop March 29-30 at the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz. to educate cities, towns, redevelopment agencies and community members located along the Route 66 corridor and northeastern Arizona on how to reuse and redevelop abandoned or unused sites with environmental contamination. Nationally renowned and local speakers on Brownfields redevelopment will discuss how to identify, assess, fund, clean up and redevelop key Brownfields sites that will support community development goals. The workshop is co-sponsored by the City of Flagstaff, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism. In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.