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Reminder: Zero Waste Certification Training in San Diego, 3/2-3, 2009
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& Resource Management
Professional Certification Training
March 2-3, 2009, San Diego, CA
Monday, March 2, 2009
Resource Management: the Foundation for Zero Waste - Instructors:
Gary Liss and Richard Anthony
This class is intended to provide a solid foundation of
understanding the broad features and issues of
Waste, the foundation to resource management. The
impetus in the industry is towards
management, and practitioners need to know and
understand the history, technology, socio-economics, communications,
ecology, and application of Zero
Waste principles to real world problems of
Businesses are leading the way for
and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration.
Communities have adopted
goals and plans to implement those goals. Join us to understand how
can be a key part of community and business sustainability plans and help
contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and global cooling.
In this course, students will be introduced to:
Specific topics will include:
- Definitions and why defining terms is so important.
- Overview of the resource management paradigm.
- Theory and origins of wasting.
- Conventional wisdom of sanitation method as opposed to managing
- Need for and application of conservation and environmental protection
in the municipal arena.
Intro to Zero Waste, the foundation of resource management
Intro to Zero Waste Businesses
- Definition of Zero Waste
- Resource management paradigm
- Connections between Zero Waste and Climate Change
- Communities that have adopted Zero Waste as a goal
- Zero Waste Businesses that divert over 90% of their waste from
landfills or incinerators
Intro to Zero Waste Communities
- Zero Waste Business Principles
- Technologies of Zero Waste Practices
- Model Zero Waste Businesses
Developing Zero Waste Community Plans
- Sample Zero Waste Resolution
- Sample Zero Waste Community Plans
- Sample Zero Waste Goals and Objectives
The workshop will include three components:
- Service Opportunities Analyses
- Commodities Analysis, Economics & Jobs
- Menu of Incentives and Policies
- Environmental Benefits of Zero Waste for Communities (WARM Model)
- Extended Producer Responsibility
- Zero Waste Infrastructure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling and Composting)
- Resource Recovery Parks
- Public Participation Processes
- Education and Outreach, motivational techniques
- A 4.5-hour lecture with questions and answers.
- A one-hour Class Project.
- An exam covering what was learned in class.
CLASS PROJECT: In class, students will break into groups. Each
group will share their experience with Zero Waste at their business or
community. The team will choose one example and develop a Zero Waste Plan
for them based on the principles and examples learned in class. Each team
will present their analysis to the rest of the class.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Clean Business & the Triple Bottom Line - Instructors: Gary
Liss and Michael Huls
This advanced course is intended to provide participants
with an advanced understanding of Clean Production principles including
the triple bottom line. As a vital component of zero waste, clean
production represents best practices utilized by a growing number of
businesses to avoid wasting and achieve local, state, and federal legal
requirements including international ISO 14001 environmental
standards. Many companies in California have adopted these clean
production principles, and are making money while protecting the
This class will include three components:
(1) a 3.5-hour interactive lecture,
(2) a one-hour facilitated laboratory, and
(3) a 30 minute exam.
Students will be introduced to why it is necessary to more fully
understand four areas that impact the successful implementation of clean
- Education and training
- Private and public policies and regulations
- The ecology of wasting (why waste happens)
- The lab will involve the students by organizing them into teams that
will tackle a real world problem and provide a combined classroom
presentation. The lab component will help students to integrate the
lessons learned into a cohesive strategy for the future of their business
or community. The real world problem solving will be focused on
solving both a business related and a community-based issue designed to
illustrate the need for a balanced and integrated solution.
Prior to class, please review the following websites to become familiar
with leading Zero Waste Communities and Zero Waste Businesses:
Zero Waste Businesses -
Zero Waste Communities ?
If you would like more info on other Zero Waste resources, go to:
City of San Diego,
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
Who Should Register
CRRA's Resource Management program is aimed at training and
certifying recycling and resource management professionals. This
program will benefit individuals working in the recycling, composting,
reuse, resource management and solid waste management fields.
Individuals will receive training valuable for enhancing employable
skills. Whether a person is new to the industry, or a seasoned
professional, this program is designed to give an in depth understanding
of the skills and technical expertise required for success in the
recycling and resource management fields. Training and workshops are open
to all persons.
Individuals enrolled in the certification program and who complete a
test, will receive a certificate of completion for each course. For more
information and to enroll in the certification program, View
details of certification:
Other classes offered next week are:
Monday, March 2, 2009
Introduction to Recycling & Rethinking Wastes- Instructor,
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Introduction to Organics
& Composting - Instructor, Matt Cotton
For more details on CRRA courses, go to:
Questions about this training?
Call: Judi Gregory, Work: 626-339-9555 or
Join Our Mailing List:
CA Resource Recovery Association
PO Box 607
Clovis, CA 93613
Phone: 916-441-2772 (CRRA)