Breakfast Club

Environmental Breakfast Club

The Young/Sommer LLC Environmental Breakfast Club is an informal group of environmental professionals that meets monthly to discuss current environmental issues. Each meeting features a speaker on a topic of interest, a regulatory update, and an open forum.

The Environmental Breakfast Club meets on the first Friday of each month at the Radisson Hotel Albany (formerly Holiday Inn Turf) (building in back of main hotel) on Wolf Road in Colonie, New York (directions below) except in July and August. Meetings start at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person which includes a full breakfast buffet.

Help us make sure we have enough seats! Please make a reservation, and if your plans change and you can’t make it, let us know. We will try to accommodate walk-ins. Payment can be made by cash or check. To register, please fill out the Registration Form.

If anyone has any topics they would like to hear about or would like to present, please send your ideas to me at

Young/Sommer LLC Environmental Breakfast Club, NENY Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association; and Notre Dame Club of NENY

Proudly Presents:

“Einstein: How One Mild-Mannered Physicist Changed the Way We Understand Our World”

*About one hundred years ago, Albert Einstein, armed with nothing more than paper, pencil and his intellect, radically changed our view of the universe. This lecture explains a few of his more significant discoveries, how they changed our understanding of the laws of nature, and their relevance to today’s world*

By Dr. Mitchell R. Wayne, University of Notre Dame

Friday, December 8, Noon @ Radisson Hotel Albany, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

RSVP through December 7 by registering on-line at or by emailing Betsy Wykes at

Presentation: Free   *   Lunch: $20


Past Topics include:

November, 2017 – The Dirt on the New Part 360

October, 2017 – Management of Contaminated Soils at Landfills

September, 2017 – Remediation of the ALCO Site

June, 2017 – 1,4 Dioxane – A Review and Evaluation of the Available Analytical Methodologies Used in Support of the Latest State and Federal Standards

April, 2017 – SEQRA – Proposed Regulatory Changes

March, 2017 – The Lesser Known Benefit of Green Infrastructure

February, 2017 – Closing of One Administration and Regulatory Predictions for the New Administration

December, 2016 – The Global Freshwater Crisis

November, 2016 – NYSDEC and its Response to PFOA

October, 2016 – Respirable Silica – OSHA’s Long Awaited Changes Are Here



Directions to the Holiday Inn:

From the East: Take I-90 West to Exit 1N/I-87 North. Exit I-87 at Exit 4 (Airport exit). Go right at the traffic light at the foot of the ramp. Get into the left hand lane. The Holiday Inn is on your left.

From the West: NYS Thruway Exit 24 to I-87 North. Exit I-87 at Exit 4 (Airport exit). Go right at the traffic light at the foot of the ramp. Get into the left hand lane. The Holiday Inn is on your left.

From the North: Take I-87 South to Exit 4 (Albany Airport). Make a left at the traffic light at the foot of the ramp, and a left at the next traffic light. Get into the right hand land and make an immediate right onto Wolf Road. Get into the left hand lane as the Holiday Inn is just up on the left.