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In NYC 5/23-25, experts can help you to Zero Waste
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- Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 10:36:30 -0700
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Is your community treading water on recycling? Do you want to help
your community get to the next level? If so, how much would you pay
to pull together a team of experts in the industry to consult on your
program? For two and a half days in May, leading Zero Waste
advisors with experience in helping communities around the world create
Zero Waste strategies will be together in New York City to share their
knowledge of how exciting the future could be in your town. This is a
valuable opportunityfor city planners, community organizers, business
leaders? to use these experts at a fraction of what it would cost to hire
You?re not going to want to miss it. See conference announcement below.
REGISTER NOW for
The Second National
Zero Waste Action
New York City - May 23-25,
?Building Zero Waste
Communities: Tools to Take Home?
FOR MORE INFO OR TO
REGISTER ONLINE, GO TO
This is your opportunity to join leading experts in the Zero Waste
industry and get the tools, processes and consult you need to implement
Zero Waste in your community!
Mark Gorrell, an architect for Urban Ore in Berkeley, CA and one
of the leading designers of Resource Recovery Parks (RRP), will help you
design a Resource Recovery Park for your community (bring your site plans
Peter Montague, Co-Director of the Environmental Research
Foundation and Editor of RACHEL?s Environmental and Health News,
will present on ?Zero Waste and the Precautionary Principle.? David
Morris, Vice President of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and
Director of the New Rules Project, will speak to ?The Power and
Importance of Changing Local Rules to Create a Zero Waste Society.?
Zero Waste consultants and planners will share their specific Zero
Waste plans including Resource Recovery Park designs, marketing
considerations, 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 planning processes.
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
Planning for Zero Waste? Bring a delegation from your
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
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
Panel and Interactive Sessions:
Panel 1: ?Upstream and Downstream ? the Zero Waste System?
Producer Responsibility, Design for the Environment and Clean Production
Building Infrastructure: Resource Recovery Parks
Town Hall Meetings: Small group meetings with David Morris, Peter
Montague, Rick Anthony and Mark Gorrell!
- Rick Anthony: GrassRoots Recycling Network and Zero Waste
International Alliance Planning Group, Downstream = ?Commodity and
Service Analysis for Jobs and Sustainability?
- Mark Gorrell, Architect, Urban Ore and designer of Resource Recovery
Parks: ?Downstream=Resource Recovery Parks?
?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.
Panel 2: ?Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?
Reception 5-9 p.m.:
- Omar Freilla, Director, Green Worker Cooperatives
- Levon Chambers, Labor Union
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
?Framing the Zero Waste Debate? ? Annie Leonard, Global Alliance for
Incineration Alternatives (GAIA)
Panel 1: ?Choosing Zero Waste for your Community?
Panel 2: ?Planning for Zero Waste?
- Timothy Logan, Lead Organizer, NYC Zero Waste Campaign
- Donna Barlow Casey, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
- Gary Liss, Coordinator, Zero Waste International Alliance
- Barbara Warren, Consumer Policy Institute of Consumers' Union and
co-author of Reaching for Zero: The Citizens Plan for Zero Waste in
- Chris Luboff, Seattle Director of Solid Waste Planning
- Mary T'Kach, Director of Environmental Affairs, Aveda Corporation
Panel 3: ?Implementing Zero Waste?
Evening Tours 5-8
- Laurie Lewis, Waste Diversion Planning Coordinator, Halifax, Nova
- Wendy Neu, Vice President of Governmental & Environmental
Affairs, Hugo Neu Corporation
- Eric Lombardi, Executive Director of Eco-Cycle, Boulder, CO
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 information, visit
- 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.