[Sdpg] Special Opportunity!/Zero Waste Workshop with Gary Liss/Sustainable Tourism for the 21st Century

Margie Bushman, Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability sbpcnet at silcom.com
Thu Apr 25 11:04:31 PDT 2013

As a part of our Sustainable Tourism event, Gary Liss has offered to 
do a Zero Waste workshop training, with certification offered.  See 
details below.

Zero Waste Workshop with Gary Liss
of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
A part of the Sustainable Tourism for the 21st Century Event
  May 4, 2013, 9am -4:30pm
$50 (plus $15 fee for Certification)
Event Location Fe Bland Auditorium BC/Forum, SBCC West Campus


A World Without Waste...

What is Zero Waste? How is it different than Recycling?

Garbage is not inevitable.  It is the result of bad design. It can be 
designed out of the system.  Join us to learn what Zero Waste is and 
who is pursuing it!

As a part of the Sustainable Tourism two day event, Gary Liss, 
President of the U.S.Zero Waste Business Council, will conduct a Zero 
Waste Workshop on Saturday, May 4, from 9-4:30pm.  Cost of the 
workshop is $50.  GRRN Certification offered, for those attending the 
Saturday training and successfully completing an optional exam, 
GrassRoots Recycling Network (www.GRRN.org) will offer a Certificate 
of Completion, for an additional fee of $15.

Workshop Details:

The training will introduce the concept of Zero Waste, who is 
pursuing it and why it matters.  Highlighted will be how Zero Waste 
saves money, invests local resources in jobs and the economy, and 
contributes significantly to reducing greenhouse gases. Zero Waste is 
the single most effective way for local governments to address 
climate change and is one of the quickest and easiest things that 
businesses can do to control their bottom line.  Mr. Liss will 
highlight new recognition and certification programs for Zero Waste 
and Sustainable Resource Management to recognize businesses and 
professionals leading the way to Zero Waste.

Gary LIss has done trainings for community colleges, businesses and 
cities around the country.  He is the current President of the U.S. 
Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC), which recently launched the 
first Zero Waste business certification program in the country, 
developing a third party certification system for businesses that 
meet the Zero Waste Principles of the Zero Waste International 
Alliance (ZWIA).  The goal of businesses participating in the Zero 
Waste Certification program is to divert all end-use material from 
the landfill, incineration and the environment, while achieving a 
minimum of 90 percent diversion based on the standards set by the 
Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).

Participants will review sample Zero Waste plans and will discuss 
different approaches communities & businesses have taken to 
developing Zero Waste Plans.

If time permits, a class project will involve the participants by 
organizing them into teams that will tackle a real world example of 
how to get to Zero Waste. Participants will identify opportunities to 
develop Zero Waste Plans at their business, community or other 
situation. The teams will choose topics to focus on and develop a 
Zero Waste Plan for that situation based on the principles learned in class.

To RESERVE SPACE for the Zero Waste Workshop:

Email Margie Bushman, <mailto:msbushman at sbcc.edu>msbushman at sbcc.edu. 
Note on Subject Line: Zero Waste Workshop:
Workshop Cost: $50, plus $15 fee for certification.  Space is limited.
(Go to Facebook for Workshop details: 

Sponsored by
SBCC Center for Sustainability

Campus Map: http://sbcc.edu/map/map.php?loc=CC

The event takes place at the Fe Bland Auditorium/BC Forum on the 
Santa Barbara City College West Campus, 800 Block of Cliff Drive, 
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109.  No reservations required except for  the 
Zero Waste Training.  Parking is free on the West Campus on weekends.
More info: (805) 965-0581 ext 2177, email:sbpcnet at silcom.com

Event Co-Sponsors: The Canary Hotel, SB Independent, Community 
Environmental Council (CEC), Santa Barbara Car Free, BackYard Bowls,
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Vivi Teston~Fleur de V, and The 
Sustainability Project.

Bio: Gary Liss
Gary Liss has over 38 years of experience in the solid waste and 
recycling field.  Mr. Liss is now President of 
<http://www.garyliss.com/>Gary Liss & Associates.  Mr. Liss is a 
leading advocate of Zero Waste and has helped more communities 
develop Zero Waste plans than anyone else in the U.S., including: 
<http://www.zerowaste.lacity.org/>Los Angeles and 
<http://www.zerowasteoakland.com/Page749.aspx>Oakland, CA; 
<http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/sws/0waste.htm>Austin (TX); 
(CO); and the 
Island of Hawaii.
Mr. Liss is President of the new US Zero Waste Business Council. He 
was a founder and past President of the<http://www.nrc-recycle.org/> 
National Recycling Coalition. He is a founder and Boardmember of the 
<http://www.recyclingorganizations.org/>Recycling Organizations of 
North America and the <http://www.grrn.org/>GrassRoots Recycling 
Network, and a leader of the <http://zwbraintrust.wordpress.com/>Zero 
Waste Brain Trust.

Mr. Liss went through extensive training with Gunter Pauli in 
<http://www.zeri.org/>Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives and is a 
Certified ZERI System Designer.
Mr. Liss was also Solid Waste Program Manager for the City of San 
Jose, Resource Recovery Director for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 
and Assistant Administrator for Alternate Technology for the New 
Jersey Department of Energy. Since 2008 he has served on the Town 
Council in his hometown of Loomis, CA and was Mayor in 2010. He has a 
Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University and Bachelor 
in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering major) from Tufts University.

Margie Bushman
Program Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
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