Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 5-7 pm
Sonoma County Environmental Center
55A Ridgeway, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
West of 101 and Cleveland Ave.
www.envirocentersoco.org
Free; Healthy snacks will be served.
Donations welcome to help cover costs.
 
Featuring Peter Anderson, Center for Competitive Waste Industry Kevin Drew, City of San Francisco Zero Waste Program Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, Inc.
Facilitated by Portia Sinnott, LITE Initiatives & The Waste Reduction Project
 
This is part 1 of a series of events on landfill issues, waste reduction and zero waste.
For additional information, send a note to lite@sonic.net or leave a message at LITE/Commuity Bikes, 707 579-5811.
 
The recent Sonoma County landfill divestiture debate brought up lots of questions that weren’t directly answered by the process. Thankfully the Board of Supervisors has embraced a more balanced strategy; one which will involve the whole community and support our sustainability related goals.

Before the next round begins, let’s all get on the same page. This preliminary discussion is designed to introduce relevant terms and concepts – such as flow control and indemnify from liability, diversion mandates and material bans, and green purchasing and zero waste. At the same time, we will be discussing how other municipalities are dealing with these issues, and how Sonoma County could further maximize diversion and reduce costs.

The target audience for this discussion is interested members of the public, elected officials, municipal staff and activists.

Panelists

Peter Anderson is Executive Director of The Center for a Competitive Waste Industry, President of RecycleWorlds Consulting, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Department of Applied Economics, and Chairperson of the National Recycling Coalition Policy Workgroup. He received his B.S. in economics from Cornell University and his M.S. in solid waste planning and industrial organization of the solid waste industry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kevin Drew is Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Environment, former Executive Director of San Francisco Community Recyclers and General Manager at Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center.

Dan Knapp, PhD, is founder and owner of Urban Ore, Inc in Berkeley, CA, a designer of integrated resource recovery facilities, and a popular speaker on discard management systems options and zero waste.

Portia Sinnott is Executive Director of LITE Initiatives, www.liteinit.org,  and a self employed consultant who has been helping cities and counties develop cutting edge waste reduction and recycling programs since 1983.

This is part 1 of a series of events on landfill issues, waste reduction and zero waste.
For additional information, send a note to lite@sonic.net or leave a message at LITE/Commuity Bikes, 707 579-5811.