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Reminder: Zero Waste Certification Training in San Diego, 3/2-3, 2009

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CRRA Recycling & Resource Management
Professional Certification Training
March 2-3, 2009, San Diego, CA

REGISTER NOW: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=707751

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 Zero Waste, the foundation to resource management. The impetus in the industry is towards Zero Waste 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 wasting.

Zero Waste Businesses are leading the way for Zero Waste and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. Zero Waste Communities have adopted Zero Waste goals and plans to implement those goals. Join us to understand how Zero Waste 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:
  1. Definitions and why defining terms is so important.
  2. Overview of the resource management paradigm.
  3. Theory and origins of wasting.
  4. Conventional wisdom of sanitation method as opposed to managing discarded resources.
  5. Need for and application of conservation and environmental protection in the municipal arena.
Specific topics will include:

Intro to Zero Waste, the foundation of resource management Intro to Zero Waste Businesses Intro to Zero Waste Communities Developing Zero Waste Community Plans The workshop will include three components:
  1. A 4.5-hour lecture with questions and answers.
  2. A one-hour Class Project.
  3. 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.

REGISTER NOW: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=707751

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 environment. 

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 production.
  1. Economics
  2. Education and training
  3. Private and public policies and regulations
  4. 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: http://www.garyliss.com/id18.html

City of San Diego,
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123
REGISTER NOW: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=707751
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: http://www.crra.com/certifications/how.shtml
Other classes offered next week are:

Monday, March 2, 2009
Introduction to Recycling & Rethinking Wastes
- Instructor, Richard Gertman

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Introduction to Organics Management & Composting
- Instructor, Matt Cotton

For more details on CRRA courses, go to: http://www.crra.com/certifications/courses/index.shtml

Questions about this training?
Call: Judi Gregory, Work: 626-339-9555 or Cell: 626-840-1850

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CA Resource Recovery Association
PO Box 607
Clovis, CA 93613
Phone: 916-441-2772 (CRRA)

Gary Liss       
Fax: 916-652-0485