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5th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference
Wednesday, June 1st – Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX

Achieving Zero Waste at Colleges and Universities Workshop
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 

The Colleges and Universities Zero Waste Workshop will once again bring industry experts to highlight zero waste best practices. This year we have invited Susan Collins, President of the Container Recycling Institute, as our plenary speaker and will cover an array of hot industry topics, including beverage container recycling, single streaming, green washing and the Green Fence. Following Susan, we will have Anthony Hair from Portland State University, Samantha Lubow and Lin King from University of California, Berkeley speak about composting program successes and difficulties in residence halls and dining facilities. As always, we will also have a local speaker share about what’s happening locally at Austin, Texas.

We will be incorporating a 45-minute round table segment to this year’s workshop where you can interact with the speakers and our experts on different topics. You are welcome to submit any topics you’d like to see in this segment.

Our sponsors this year:

Busch-Sytems-30-YEAR-logo-long clean river logo Ecosafe Zero Waste Max-r_Logo World Centric



Facilitator/Moderator – Mike Carey/Lin King

Introduction to session

Introduction to session & Overview of University of Texas at Austin
 Zero Waste at the University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Hobson, Zero Waste Senior Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin

The Road to Zero Waste: Strategies in Avoiding Potholes
Susan Collins,  President, Container Recycling Institute

RecycleMania – Grand Champion and Waste Minimization Winner
Recycle Mania Best Practices in Recycling and Waste Diversion
Brandon Morton, Sustainability Coordinator, Adjunct Professor of Biology, North Lake College

 Richland College Recycling Programs
Jerry Owens, Sr. Associate Director, Facilities Services of Sustainability & Operations, Richland College

Student Housing
• Feast or Famine: How Portland State Implemented Composting in every Residence Hall
Anthony Hair, Waste Management Coordinator , Portland State University
Striving for Zero Waste in Housing
Lin King, Manager, Cal Zero Waste, UC Berkeley
 Katherine Walsh, UC Berkeley
 Sharon Daraphonhdeth, UC Berkeley

Zero Waste in Dining and Retail
• Zero Waste Dining Operations
Samantha Lubow, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, UC Berkeley

Round table Break out

Busch Systems
EcoSafe Zero Waste
CleanRiver Recycling Solutions
World Centric