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GRRN National Zero Waste Conf. 5/23-25, 2005 - NYC
- Subject: GRRN National Zero Waste Conf. 5/23-25, 2005 - NYC
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- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 18:57:44 -0700
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Apologies for Cross-Postings
Two great minds of the 21st Century are on the Zero Waste
bandwagon ?are you? Come hear and meet with Peter Montague,
Co-Director of the Environmental Research Foundation and Editor of
RACHEL?s Environmental and Health News, on Zero Waste and the
Precautionary Principle, and David Morris, Vice President of the
Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Director of the New Rules Project,
on changing the rules of the marketplace to create a Zero Waste society.
The Second National
Zero Waste Action
New York City
?Building Zero Waste
Communities: Tools to Take Home?
FOR MORE INFO OR TO
REGISTER ONLINE, GO TO
You will not want to miss this
two-and-a-half day gathering with some of the leading advocates and
technical experts in the industry who will provide you with the tools and
processes to choose, plan and implement Zero Waste in your
What is ?Zero Waste in Action?? Come learn about Resource
Recovery Parks, Extended Producer Responsibility initiatives, Design for
the Environment campaigns, and Job Creation programs.
Join your progressive
peers working in New York, the U.S. and Canada to discuss
challenges and different program approaches. Strategize your own Zero
Waste plan for your region by building off other community?s ongoing
What are the Tools to Take Home?
We want to help you get your community moving toward Zero
Waste, so some of the useful take-aways from this conference
will include a framework for introducing Zero Waste to your community?s
legislators and stakeholders, sample policies and legislation, resources
and references for building infrastructure, community planning handbooks,
promotional campaign artwork and other how-to?s.
Planning for Zero Waste? Bring a
delegation from your community!
To start organizing your community around Zero Waste, we encourage
you to bring a delegation with you. We suggest at least 2 or 3 of the
following individuals: elected officials, top city management, solid
waste program managers, business leaders, and members of community
Monday, May 23rd
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Peter Montague, Co-Director of the Environmental Research
Foundation and Editor of RACHEL?s Environmental and Health News
?Zero Waste and the Precautionary
Principle: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
David Morris, Vice President of the Institute for Local
Self Reliance and Director of the New Rules Project
?Changing the Rules?
Panel and Interactive Sessions:
Producer Responsibility, Design for the Environment and Clean
- Panel 1: ?Upstream and Downstream
? the Zero Waste System?
Building Infrastructure: Resource Recovery Parks
- Town Hall Meetings: Small group meetings with David Morris and Peter
?Open Space? Break-out Sessions:
A chance to network with your peers and discuss with experts the
challenges you are experiencing in your specific community.
Reception 5-9 p.m.:
- Panel 2: ?Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?
Music by DJ Chrome, the Soundz of
Justice and Recycled Funk
Tuesday, May 24th
Group Work Sessions with national experts focusing on how government
and community organizers can work both separately and together toward
Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA)
Panel 1: ?Choosing Zero Waste for
Panel 2: ?Planning for Zero Waste?
- ?Framing the Zero Waste Debate? ? Annie Leonard, Global
Evening Tours 5-8 p.m.
- Panel 3: ?Implementing Zero Waste?
- Roundtable Discussion: ?Elements for Success? ? Experts from the
previous panels will combine their expertise and experience in planning
for a Zero Waste Community in all sectors.
Choose one of two
Reuse ? Materials for the Arts and Build it Green; OR
Toxics ? Green Worker Cooperatives & Sustainable South
Wine and snacks served after tours.
Wednesday, May 25th
Morning Tours 9 a.m.-noon
Choose one of two options:
Organics ? Lower Eastside Ecology Center &
Riker?s Island NYC Corrections Facility; OR
Recycling ? Hugo Neu and Visy Paper Plant.
TO REGISTER or for more
GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) is
a North American network of recycling professionals and waste reduction
activists pushing public policy and corporate practice beyond
Gary Liss & Associates
4395 Gold Trail Way
Loomis, CA 95650-8929