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Speakers Update for GRRN Zero Waste Conf. 5/23-25, NYC
- Subject: Speakers Update for GRRN Zero Waste Conf. 5/23-25, NYC
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- Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:27:29 -0700
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Apologies for Cross-Postings - Please Forward Widely!
REGISTER NOW for
The Second National Zero Waste Action Conference
New York City - May
?Building Zero Waste
Communities: Tools to Take Home?
FOR MORE INFO OR TO
REGISTER ONLINE, GO TO
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 ?The Power and Importance of Changing Local Rules to Create a Zero
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
?The Power and Importance of Changing
Local Rules to Create a Zero Waste Society?
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
A chance to network with your
peers and discuss with experts the challenges you are experiencing in
your specific community.
- ?Open Space? Break-out Sessions:
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
Timothy Logan, Lead Organizer, NYC Zero Waste Campaign
- ?Framing the Zero Waste Debate? ? Annie Leonard, Global
Donna Barlow Casey, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
Gary Liss, Coordinator, Zero Waste International Alliance
Barbara Warren, M.S., Consumer Policy Institute of Consumers' Union
and Co-Author, ?Reaching for Zero: The Citizens Plan for Zero Waste in
- Panel 2: ?Planning for Zero Waste?
Chris Luboff, Seattle Director of Solid Waste Planning
Mary T'Kach, Director of Environmental Affairs, Aveda
Laurie Lewis, Waste Diversion Planning Coordinator, Halifax, Nova
- Panel 3: ?Implementing Zero Waste?
Wendy Neu, Vice President of Governmental & Environmental Affairs,
Hugo Neu Corporation
Eric Lombardi, Executive
Director of Eco-Cycle, Boulder, CO
Evening Tours 5-8 p.m.
Choose one of two options:
Wine and snacks served after tours.
- Reuse ? Materials for the Arts and Build it Green; OR
- Toxics ? Green Worker Cooperatives & Sustainable
Wednesday, May 25th
Morning Tours 9 a.m.-noon
Choose one of two options:
TO REGISTER or for more
- Organics ? Lower Eastside Ecology Center & Riker?s Island NYC
Corrections Facility; OR
- Recycling ? Hugo Neu and Visy Paper Plant.
GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) is a North American network of
recycling professionals and waste reduction activists pushing public
policy and corporate practice beyond recycling.