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Register Now for 3/19/07 Workshop on Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Composting Organics, Sacramento, CA

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Register Now for FREE CRRA Workshop, March 19, 2007, Sacramento, CA
Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Through Composting Organics
Landfills are a significant source of manmade methane emissions in California. Methane is created when organic materials, whether disposed of or used as cover materials, decompose anaerobically in landfills. Therefore, one way to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California would be to phase out compostable organic materials such as yard trimmings and food scraps from landfill disposal or use. In addition, organic materials have numerous benefits when returned to the soil, from replenishing the soil, retaining water, helping to prevent soil erosion, and treating stormwater, among others. Join CRRA and industry experts as we discuss the purpose and design of such a policy and explore alternatives to organics disposal.

Agenda - Monday, March 19, 2007

9:00 - 9:10

How Landfilling of Organics Contributes to Global Warming
9:10 ? 10:15:
Moderated by Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates
Speakers: Dr. Sally Brown, University of Washington; James Goldstene, Air Resources Board; TBD, CIWMB
An overview of AB32 will be provided and presentations about how much greenhouse gases could be reduced through composting organics, how State agencies working on this issue are responding and opportunities for public input.

Key Policy & Program Changes Needed to Compost More Organics
10:30 ? 12:00:
Moderated by David Krueger, HF&H Consultants
Speakers: Scott Smithline, Californians Against Waste; Matt Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting & President, US Composting Council; Jack Macy - San Francisco Department of the Environment; Peter Anderson, RecycleWorlds; Evan Edgar, Edgar & Associates.
Experts will highlight the need for aggressive action to remove organics from the landfill to reduce GHG emissions and what are key policies and programs that are needed to accomplish that goal.

12:00 - 1:00
- Lunch on Your Own

Roundtable Discussion of Key Issues with Stakeholders and Audience
1:00 ? 2:30:
Discussion moderated by Richard Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates.
Speakers: Rich Flammer - Hidden Resources; Michele Young, City of San Jose & CA Organics Recycling Council, John Davis, Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority & co-Author of CRRA's Resource Management Act; Michael Gross, Z-Best Representative; Roger Van der Wende, Community Recycling.
Stakeholders will respond to suggested policies from morning and interact with audience to develop proposals further..

Where Do We Go From Here?
2:45 ? 4:00:
Plenary discussion with all attendees moderated by Julie Muir, Peninsula Sanitary Services and President, CRRA.
All earlier speakers are invited to participate as resources.

This is a FREE event.

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Location of Event:
Cal EPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA

Event Organized by:
California Resource Recovery Association
PO Box 276567
Sacramento, CA 95827
916-441-CRRA (2772)

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) is a statewide recycling association in California with over 500 recycling professionals and practitioners as members. Founded in 1974, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling, pollution prevention, and composting. The CRRA works to expand markets for recycled materials, promotes sustainable materials policies and is a clearinghouse for information, innovation, and industry and governmental initiatives. CRRA is the premier organization for linking like- minded individuals from every facet of the industry. Non-profits, waste haulers, recyclers, state, federal and local government, academic institutions, recycled product manufacturers, and many others come together under the CRRA umbrella.

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