Dec 2 – Zero Waste Communities Day

All times listed are in the Pacific Time Zone

7:30 am PST – Volunteers and staff prep

8:00 am PST – Help on accessing Virtual Platform for Attendees

8:00 am PST – Sound and Video Test for Speakers. Attendees come early to network

8:30 am PST – Welcome/Introductions

  • Gary Liss, Zero Waste USA and Honorary NRC Board Member
  • Kira Stoll, UC Berkeley Chief of Sustainability

8:45 am PST – Zero Waste Community Plans

Topics to be Discussed:

  • Sample Zero Waste Community Plan
  • Model Zero Waste Master Plans
  • How to help your community get started doing Zero Waste Community Plan
  • Policies, Programs and Infrastructure Options for Zero Waste Community Plans
  • Zero Waste USA Zero Waste Community Planning Checklist
  • Zero Waste Lifestyles – Living the Dream

10:00 am PST – Break in Virtual Exhibit Hall, Table Topics and One-on-One Networking

10:30 am PST Zero Waste and Climate Change

  • David Krueger, Northern California Recycling Association, Moderator
  • Maggie Clarke, Maggie Clarke Environmental and Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board
  • Pal Martensson, Let’s Do It World, “Lessons from the Amazon: Lungs of the World”

11:00 am PST – World Cleanup Day and Plastics in the Oceans Rick Anthony, Chair, Zero Waste International Alliance and Vice-President, Zero Waste USA

11:15 am PST – Workers Dignity, Environmental Justice and Community Economic Development

  • Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Moderator
  • Terry McDonald, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Eugene, OR
  • Meleny Thomas, United Workers, Baltimore
  • Shashawnda Campbell, United Workers, Baltimore
  • Greg Sawtell, United Workers, Baltimore
  • Cecilia Allen, GAIA
  • Arley Owens, Ohio Recycling Coalition, NRC Board and NRC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Topics to be Discussed

  • Workers Dignity and Living Wages
  • Equitable Siting of Facilities, Sharing benefits and challenges fairly
  • Managing Resources and converting problems into assets
  • Community Land Trusts to add value to vacant land and properties
  • What NRC, ROs and attendees should do to respond to Black Lives Matter movement

12:45 pm PST – Virtual Exhibit Hall, Career Fair and Virtual Happy Hour

2:00 pm PST – Close for Day

# # # 11/24/20

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