[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
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.
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:
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
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
(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.
Program Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability
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