[Sdpg] Special Price/Zero Waste Workshop with Gary Liss Top Trainer in the Country

Margie Bushman, Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability sbpcnet at silcom.com
Sun Apr 28 13:05:38 PDT 2013

Don't miss a chance to take a workshop with Gary Liss, one of the top 
Zero Waste Trainers in the country.  This is a wonderful training to 
have on your resume, the way of the future for all businesses and institutions.

For those receiving this email, a special offer for the workshop of 
$30, instead of the full price of $50 if you reply to this email to 
reserve a space by Wednesday, May 1. (if you choose to get the 
certification by GRRN, there is an extra $15 fee, payable to GRNN)

This is an incredible opportunity, this same workshop in other 
communities has cost up to $250.  Gary Liss has also gone through 
extensive training with Gunter Pauli (Blue Economy) in Zero Emissions 
Research & Initiatives, and is a Certified ZERI System Designer.

This workshop is a part of the Sustainable Tourism for the 21st 
Century 2 day event on May 3 & 4th.

Sponsored by
SBCC Center for Sustainability

Event Co-sponsors: The Canary Hotel, SB Independent, Community 
Environmental Council (CEC),
  Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, & The Sustainability Project

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.

Facebook for Workshop Details: 

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. Parking is free on the West Campus on weekends.

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

Bio: Gary Liss
Gary Liss has over 38 years of experience in the solid waste and 
recycling field.  Mr. Liss is the 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
PPlease consider the environment before printing this email.
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