University of Kansas alumnus Dan Vallero has been invited appear on the Today Show to talk about recycling and waste diversion in America as part of the program’s Earth Day coverage Monday, April 22.
Vallero, who earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from KU in 1996, is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also is an adjunct faculty member at Duke University, teaching courses in ethics, sustainable design and green engineering. Vallero is the author of 11 engineering textbooks, including "Waste: A Handbook for Management." His latest book addresses the causes and contributing factors to environmental disasters.
In 2008, Vallero was keynote speaker at the KU’s Engineering Expo where he talked about environmental issues engineers need to consider when designing green projects and products.
His Today Show interview is also expected to touch on applying product life cycles to waste management and the economic plusses of recycling and waste diversion.