ZWBA Scorecard Training Course
NYC Department of Sanitation 
44 Beaver St., New York, NY 10004
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Registration opens 9:00 am
Instructor: 
Sue Beets-Atkinson 

Learn how you can help businesses create value through Zero Waste by attending this training based on the comprehensive USZWBC Zero Waste Business Certification program for facilities. This training is intended for those interested in pursuing the professional Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) Certification; however, enrollment is open to anyone interested in learning more about the USZWBC Zero Waste Business Certification and how to better understand the Scorecard Certification System.

Course Overview
This 6-hour course will provide students with an overview of the USZWBC Zero Waste Business Scorecard Certification System. The optional tour will highlight the facilities Zero Waste challenges, composting, Green Team, Zero Hero weight loss Challenge, Green meeting policy, and other green initiatives. The course will outline the history of USZWBC, the definition of Zero Waste, what are considered to be Zero Waste policies and programs, and provide a detailed explanation of the Scorecard Certification System, including sample case studies that demonstrate how to achieve credits for each category within the Scorecard. The Training also will provide educational resources and tools to help businesses get started (or complete) their efforts to pursue Zero Waste.
A special thanks to the New York City Department of Sanitation for hosting the Training Course, and to WeHatetoWaste and Great Forest Sustainability Solutions for sponsoring the course!!

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Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the USZWBC and the significance of the Zero Waste Facility Scorecard Certification System
  • Understand the key components and history of the definition of Zero Waste
  • Understand the minimum requirements for a business to obtain a Zero Waste Business Certification from USZWBC
  • Understand how to gather and track baseline information
  • Identify the categories and point rating system of the Scorecard used to certify Zero Waste businesses
  • Be familiar with the application completion and review process
  • Have a basic understanding of the credits needed from each of the 15 certification rating categories

Who Should Take This Course & Prerequisites
This course is for those who work in or with businesses that plan on implementing a Zero Waste Business plan and/or are applying for the USZWBC Zero Waste Business Certification for their facility. It is also required for those seeking to obtain the USZWBC ZWBA Certification and/or Zero Waste Business Accredited Professional (ZWB-AP) Certification (more information on ZWB-AP coming soon).

Registration Fees

Fees include all course materials, application fee, lunch, and beverages throughout the day. Attendees must be present the entire 6 hours to receive credit towards ZWBA Certification and/or CEU credits.

Application Fee Early Bird ends 2/8/16 Regular Rate after 2/9/16
Training Course Fee Total Training Course Fee Total
USZWBC Member $100 $159 = $259 $209 = $309
Non-Member $125 $199 = $324 $249 = $374

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is eligible for 0.6 College Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Pennsylvania State University, Leigh Valley. Registrants who plan to apply for ZWBA Certification will automatically receive CEUs for this course. If you do not wish to apply for ZWBA Certification, but are interested in receiving the CEUs now, you may purchase them for an additional $35 at the time of registration.

Course Test
There is no test required for completion of this course. However, completion of this course will prepare students for a test to be certified as a Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) and/or Zero Waste Business Accredited Professional (ZWBAP) by the USZWBC. Those individuals pursuing ZWBA Certification will be required to pass a comprehensive exam on the USZWBC Zero Waste Implementers Manual and the information and case studies provided in this course. The Zero Waste Implementers Manual is provided to those who apply for ZWBA Certification. Professional certification program details are available on the ZWBA webpage.

Travel Accommodations

Subway Directions:

1, 2, 3 train to Wall St Station. Exit Wall St. Station and walk south along William St. Turn right on Beaver St. The lobby entrance is on the left side.

4, 5 train to Bowling Green Station. Exit Bowling Green Station and walk north on Broadway. Turn right on Beaver St. The lobby entrance will be two blocks on the right side.

R train to Whitehall St. Station. Exit Whitehall St. Station and walk north along Whitehall St. Turn right on Beaver St. The lobby entrance will be two blocks on the right side.

Arrival

Plan to arrive early as security will be comparable to an airport and required for all attendees.