Getting a Global Grant for Plastics Solutions: May 9 on Zoom

ESRAG’s Plastic Solutions Task Force invites you to learn about global grant development from a master, Rotarian Prakasam (Prakash) Tata, PhD, BCES QRP (Emeritus) at its meeting on May 9th, broadcast via Zoom at 9 am and 6pm PST (UTC – 7). Dr. Tata will talk about his recently-approved grant on Plastic Waste Collection, Processing, and Recycling and Reuse, which will be implemented in the coastal city of Viskhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The grant is already fully funded, and Prakash will share advice, challenges faced, and lessons learned.  The morning session will be live, and the recording will be shown again that evening. Here's how to register for either session. Click here for May 9, 9 am PDT (UTC - 7).  Click here for May 9 at 6 pm (UTC - 7) 


Prakash has been working as an environmental engineer for 60+ years.   He received his PhD in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in 1966, and served on the faculty of Cornell University until 1974.  He joined the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and retired in 2002 to do voluntary and consulting work.  Prakash is a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville, Illinois, and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Center for the Transformation of Waste Technology, a nonprofit organization. He has published dozens of articles and continues to consult with and advise municipalities, industries, and NGOs on projects in his field, internationally and locally.

Here's a video on a different but recent Global Grant that Prakash helped develop.

At the May 9th meeting we'll also discuss Plastic Solutions preparations for the Rotary International Convention in Houston June 4 - 8, share a short presentation on “One Thing Your Club Can Do Today,” and opportunities to get more involved in reducing plastic pollution.