Hershkowitz, Allen (J.) 1955–

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HERSHKOWITZ, Allen (J.) 1955–

PERSONAL: Born April 1, 1955, in New York, NY; married Margaret Carey, September, 1982; children: three. Education: University of Grenoble, certificate, 1975; City College of the City University of New York, B.A. (cum laude), 1978; City University of New York, M.Phil. (political economy), 1982, Ph.D. (political economy), 1986.

ADDRESSES: Home—Westchester County, NY. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 300, Washington, DC 20009.

CAREER: City University of New York, New York, NY, instructor, 1979–82; INFORM (environmental research group), New York, NY, director of solid waste research, 1982–86; U.S. Congressional Office of Technology, Washington, DC, assessor, 1986–88; Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY, senior scientist, 1989–, and director of National Solid Waste Project and Paper Industry Reform Project. National Academy of Sciences, past member of National Research Council Committee on the Health Effects of Waste Incineration; Environmental Protection Agency, past member of Science Advisory Board subcommittee on sludge incineration and participant in regulatory negotiations on fugitive emissions from equipment leaks at synthetic and organic chemical manufacturing industries; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, past chair of Commissioner's Advisory Board on Operating Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators; Bronx Community Paper Company Project, creator. Advisor to municipalities, legislative bodies, trade groups, and environmental organizations in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Central America; leader of government fact-finding missions; delegate to United Nations Treaty Convention on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes, 1989; testifies for national, state, and local government proceedings; consultant to investment firms. Member of board of directors of Recycled Paper Coalition and Center for Labor and Community Research. Guest speaker at educational institutions, including Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of London, and Tufts University; guest on media programs in the United States and abroad, including Larry King Live, Crossfire, and National Public Radio broadcasts.

MEMBER: International Society of Industrial Ecology, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada, New York Academy of Sciences.

AWARDS, HONORS: Special citation, American Institute of Architects honors committee, 2002, for work on a Bronx paper mill project.


Garbage Burning: Lessons from Europe, INFORM (New York, NY), 1986.

Garbage Management in Japan, INFORM (New York, NY), 1987.

Garbage: Practices, Problems, and Remedies, INFORM (New York, NY), 1988.

Too Good to Throw Away: Recycling's Proven Record, Natural Resources Defense Council (New York, NY), 1997.

Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism, Island Press (Washington, DC), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Technology Review, New York Times, Social Research, Atlantic Monthly, Newsday, Nation, City Limits, Amicus Journal, American Book Review, and Environmental Impact Assessment Review.



Harris, Lis, Tilting at Mills: Green Dreams, Dirty Dealings, and the Corporate Squeeze, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2003.


New Yorker, July, 1995.

OnEarth, winter, 2003, Richard Schrader, review of Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism, p. 40.

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