Zero Waste College and University Technical Committee

Executive Committee:

Chair: Lin King, University of California, Berkeley

Vice Chair: Michelle La, University of Oregon

Treasurer: Mike Carey, Orange Coast College

Membership Coordinator: Samantha Lubow, University of California, Berkeley

Communications & Outreach Coordinator: Colleen McCormick, University of California, Merced

CURC Liaison: Kris Jolley, Michigan State University

NRC Liaison: Jack DeBell, University of Colorado-Boulder

USZWBC Liaison: Emily DeCremer, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

Stephanie Barger, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

Karyn Kaplan, University of Oregon

ZWCUTC Monthly Call
Every 3rd Tuesday of each month
10:00am-11:00am PST

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Zero Waste College and University Technical Council’s mission is to bring university and college facilities steps closer to zero waste. Understanding that universities and colleges are different in functionality from businesses, the TC aims to provide resources and tools that are specific to the university and college environment.

The Technical Committee will create tools and resources for colleges and universities to achieve a solid foundation to manage, record, and evaluate their zero waste best practices. These resources will help universities and colleges identify, improve, and evaluate sustainability practices in different types of campus facilities (e.g., auxiliaries, residential housing, dining facilities, sports facilities, etc.).

The executive committee of the TC has monthly conference calls and an annual retreat to discuss project details and progress.

The ZWCUTC has held several workshops at the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council annual conferences and others. You can find information on previous workshops in the past event archives.


Get involved & Join the TC

For more information in regards to the Technical Committee, or if you would like to get involved, please contact Emily DeCremer, USZWBC Zero Waste Associate, at or (949) 724-1060