Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) authored a guest editorial entitled "This I Believe" for publication in MSW Management on September 23, 2019.
Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement documents, bid and RFP evaluation, contract negotiation, and bond financings.
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DescriptionAs a freshman at Cornell University in the 1970s, I had the pleasure of taking an introductory course in mass communications. During the initial lecture, the professor had the class listen to Edward R. Murrow's radio program "This I Believe." The show was very popular, with millions of Americans gathering by their radios or opening their daily newspapers to hear or to read compelling essays from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Albert Einstein, as well as corporate leaders, cab drivers, scientists, and secretaries. Each short essay distilled into a few minutes the guiding principles by which the authors lived their lives. For many, these words brought comfort and inspiration to a country worried by the Cold War, racial tension, and divisive politics. Our society could probably use a series like that today!
In the fashion of "This I Believe," the theme of my guest editorial will focus on some observations from my personal life and our industry, as I reflect on my Life Member Award from SWANA at this year's WASTECON.
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