2012 National Conference

2012 National Conference 2016-07-21T14:37:23+00:00

“Zero waste is one of the most exciting ideas I’ve come across while covering business and sustainability. It makes business sense — and it has the potential to transform the way we make things.” – Marc Gunther, Fortune Magazine, GreenBiz.com, and author

Tuesday, June 26th – THE VALUE OF ZERO WASTE
7:45 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:30 Welcome: Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director, U.S.  Zero Waste Business Council
8:35 Opening Speaker:  Caroll Mortensen, Director, CalRecycle (Pinch hitter, Gary Liss)
How Zero Waste contributes to Climate Change and Sustainability Goals
 Gary Liss, Gary Liss and Associates (6.6 MB)
8:50 Keynote Speaker: Eiko Risch, Ricoh Electronics, Inc.
“How Ricoh got to Zero Waste”   Eiko Risch
9:30 Beyond Economics – Other Drivers for Zero Waste:
Allen Hershkowitz, NRDC –  Allen Hershkowitz, NRDC (16.49 MB)
Conrad MacKerron, As You Sow -Shareholder resolutions and EPR Conrad McKerron (6.53 MB)
10:15 BREAK in Exhibits area and networking
10:45 Leading the Way: Businesses and Zero Waste, Diverting over 90% from landfill, incineration and the environment:
Jo Licata – Hilton Hotel and National Reuse Collaborative, Jo Licata, Hilton (3.37 MB)
Rick Crandall – Albertsons / Supervalu, Rick Crandall, Albertsons / Supervalu (2.3 MB)
Kelly Harris– MillerCoors, LLC.
12:00 Luncheon and Keynote: Paul Connett, PhD, International Zero Waste Expert
Zero Waste – A Global Movement”  Paul Connett, AmericanHealthStudies.org (115.63 MB)
1:15 How to get to Zero Waste:
Mandi McKay – Sierra Nevada Brewery,  Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewing (52.12 MB)
Doreen Chesebro – St Joseph Heritage Health Care,  Ellen Nowa, St Josephs (3.08 MB)
Scott Lutocka – Piazza Produce, Indianapolis Super Bowl, Scott Lutocka (37.57 MB)
2:15 BREAK in Exhibits area and networking
2:45 Establishing Metrics for a Zero Waste Business:
Ryan McMullan, Environmental Programs Administrator, Toyota Motor Sales,
Ryan McMullan, Toyota Motor Sales (54.21 MB)
3:15 Certification Programs:
Corey Enck – USGBC – LEED standards for Recycling and Zero Waste,
 Corey Enck, LEED (5.37 MB)
Stephanie Barger – USZWBC – Zero Waste Certified Businesses
Heidi Sanborn – CA Product Stewardship Council – Green Seal certifies recycled paint for highest and best uses,
 Heidi Sanborn, CPSC (21.52 MB)
Andrew Collins – Scientific Certification Systems – 3rd Party Certification,
 Andrew Collins, Scientific Certification Systems (29.25 MB)
5:30 Zero Waste Reception in Exhibits Area
Wednesday, June, 27th
7:45am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:30 Welcome: Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
8:45 Straight from Rio Earth Summit:  Rick Anthony, Chair, Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and Gary Liss on ZWIA Certification Programs  Rick Anthony, Report from Rio (723.11 kB)
9:15 Concurrent Panels by Sectors – Session I
Hospitality, Venues and Events – Gary Liss- Moderator
Leslie Lukacs, L2 Environmental & Green Initiatives for Venues and Events
Holly Elmore, Elemental Impact and Atlantic Zero Waste Zones Holly Elmore (4.8 MB)
Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., NRDC and Co-Founder, Green Sports Alliance
 Allen Hershkowitz- Green Sports Alliance (6.02 MB)
Jack DeBell, University of Colorado Recycling
Retail (products and food) – Tracey Harper– CalRecycle
Rick Crandall, Albertsons/Supervalu
Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewery  Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewery (4.34 MB)
Christine Banks & Robin LLewellyn, Goodwill Austin, TX
Property and Facility Management – Sue Beets- Moderator
Sue Beets, SBM Management
Michael Gould, Waxie
Jay Coalson, Zero Waste Alliance
Concurrent Panels by Topics
Time for a New Plastics Policy  – Angela Howe – Moderator
Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation
Mike Carey, Orange Coast College
Tom Wright, SustainableBizness
Paul Bahou, Global Plastics
Supply Chain Management – Stephanie Barger– Moderator
Chuck Haupt, Medshare  Chuck Haupt, Medshare
Kelly Harris, MillerCoors, LLC  Kelly Harris, MillerCoors (4.21 MB)
10:30 BREAK in Exhibits area and networking
11:00 Concurrent Panels by Sectors – Session II – Tools to Take Home
Hospitality, Venues and Events – Gary Liss- Moderator
Leslie Lukacs, L2 Environmental & Green Initiatives for Venues and Events
Holly Elmore, Elemental Impact and Atlantic Zero Waste Zones
Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., NRDC and Co-Founder, Green Sports Alliance
Jack DeBell, University of Colorado Recycling
Retail (products and food) – Tracey Harper– CalRecycle
Rick Crandall, Albertsons/Supervalu
Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewery
Christine Banks & Robin LLewellyn, Goodwill Austin, TX
Property and Facility Management – Sue Beets- Moderator
Sue Beets, SBM Management
Michael Gould, Waxie
Jay Coalson, Zero Waste Alliance
Concurrent Panels by Topics
Food Scraps – Donate, digest and the state of composting in the U.S. – Rick Anthony – Moderator
Matt Cotton, U.S. Composting Council  Matt Cotton, U.S. Composting Council (7.79 MB)
Phil Gosh, Organics “By Gosh”
How to communicate and market the Zero Waste message – Andrea Nylund – Eco-Hatchery – Moderator
Stephen Groner, SGA, Inc.
Dallas Lawrence, Burson-Marsteller
Sona Kalapura, City of Manhattan Beach
Bob Hollis, The Mobius Network,  Bob Hollis, Open Source Software Solutions (1.79 MB)
12:15 Luncheon, Keynote: Marc Gunther, writer for Fortune and GreenBiz.com and author “Zero Waste: Exciting, Radical… and Real!”
1:30 Afternoon Session: Next Steps for Zero Waste Business Certification Program
5:30 Closing Reception:
Department of Labor California Works Alliance CRRA student recognition
Student project presentations
Exhibits, networking and job fair