In Memoriam: Jerome Goldstein 1931 – 2012
Jerome (Jerry) Goldstein, Publisher and Editor Emeritus of BioCycle and In Business, and founder of The JG Press, Inc., died on May 17. Jerry, one of the world's leading ecopioneers, was an early and persistent advocate of conserving and reusing natural resources, composting, recycling and ecoentrepreunering. His vision for a sustainable planet touched many, encouraging people around the world to do what they could with the resources they had.
Jerry launched Compost Science (BioCycle's original name) in Spring 1960. In his editorial in the Premier Issue, he wrote: "Our editorial objective is to set up a central medium - a clearinghouse - for valuable information for municipal and industrial officials responsible for the treatment and disposal of organic waste materials. .... We are publishers and editors thoroughly convinced that there is a need to conserve this country's as well as the world's natural resources. We believe that converting municipal and industrial organic wastes into useful products would be an effective step forward in a long-range conservation program. And along with the conservation benefits is an aspect equally as important - that of developing a treatment process that does not create subsequent problems in water or air pollution."
A Celebration of Jerry's Life and Legacy will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 3 PM at the Fellowship Community in Whitehall, PA. Friends and colleagues are encouraged to send along memories, stories and photos of their interactions with Jerry.