GRRN National Zero Waste Action Conference 2011

Learn Globally; Act Locally

San Diego, CA - July 30, 2011
San Diego Urban Corps, near Old Town San Diego

Co-sponsored by: California Resource Recovery Association, Zero Waste International Alliance,
Sierra Club National Zero Waste Team
, CRRA Global Recycling Council,
Zero Waste San Diego, San Diego Urban Corps

Slide Show of Co-Sponsors - ppt

7:45 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome remarks, overview of agenda

  • Rick Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates, GRRN President and Conference Chair
  • Jim Bell, San Diego, CA (invited)

8:45 – 10:15 Zero Waste Around the World (Rick Anthony, Moderator)

  • Joan Marc Simon, Zero Waste Europe & Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) - flash | ppt
  • Umo Lim, City of Manila, Philippines - ppt
  • Rossano Ercolini, Zero Waste Italy - ppt
  • Gustavo Abdalla, Zero Waste Brazil Institute - ppt
  • Pal Martensson, Zero Waste Sweden
  • Warren Snow, Envision New Zealand and founder of Zero Waste New Zealand Trust

10:45 – 12:15 Essential Elements of Zero Waste (Linda Christopher, Moderator)

  • Zero Waste Brand (Gary Liss, Zero Waste International Alliance Planning Group) - ppt
  • Producer Responsibility and product redesign (Robin Schneider, TX Product Stewardship Council) - ppt
  • End landfilling and incineration
    (Monica Wilson, Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance; and
    Jim Stewart, CA Sierra Club Energy Climate Committee) - ppt
  • Building the Infrastructure Beyond Recycling (Ruth Abbe, National Zero Waste Leader, HDR) - ppt
  • New Rules, Incentives and Purchasing (Rick Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates)

1:00 – 1:45 Organizing for Zero Waste in Your Community (Rick Anthony, Moderator)

  • Paul Connett, Zero Waste Visionary - ppt
  • Anna Carvalho, City of San Diego, CA - ppt
  • Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste Brain Trust - ppt
  • Lynne Pledger, Solid Waste Director, Clean Water Action, Massachusetts - ppt

1:45 – 3:30 Zero Waste in Action (Monica Wilson, Moderator)

  • Zero Waste Plans for Communities (Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates) - ppt
  • Zero Waste Businesses (Stephanie Barger, Earth Resource Foundation) - ppt
  • Bans of Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Containers (Gretchen Brewer, Earth Circle) - ppt
  • Focusing first on Reduce and Reuse (Mary Lou Van Deventer, Urban Ore) - ppt
  • Resource Recovery Parks (Dan Knapp, Urban Ore) - ppt

3:45 - 5:15 Tools for Moving to Zero Waste (Gary Liss, Moderator)

  • Zero Waste Communities (Ann Schneider, CA Sierra Club Zero Waste Committee) - ppt
  • Stop Trashing the Climate and Compostable Organics out of Landfills - COOL2012.org (Linda Christopher, GRRN) - ppt
  • Tools for Zero Waste & Climate Change (John Davis for West Coast Climate Change Initiative) - ppt
  • Plastics & Packaging Campaign (Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation) - ppt
  • Green Jobs (Greg Good, Don’t Waste LA) - ppt
  • Facility Fighting (Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance) - ppt

5:15 – 5:30 Closing Remarks (Rick Anthony, GRRN President)

NOTE: All speakers provided 10 minutes for presentation.

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