Zero Waste Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Conservation Council present

Turning the Tide on Waste


Landfill Issues and Zero Waste Communities Workshop

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 1 – 4pm, $15 in advance, $20 at the door 

Sebastopol Veterans’ Auditorium, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol

To register, please send a note to

 (This workshop is followed by the Sonoma County Environmental Awards Dinner, 5:30-9pm, Tickets $40, after 2/21: $50. Reservations:

Decision Makers, Activists and Concerned Citizens:

Are you interested in learning how Sonoma County could divert more and landfill less?

Would you like to hear local professionals report on California counties and cites who are moving toward Zero Waste?


Topics & Speakers

(Ten minutes each, followed by a facilitated group discussion)

Our Nation’s Number One Product is Now Waste – Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist and Author, The American West At Risk

What Is Zero Waste? – Linda Christopher, Grass Roots Recycling Network

Mandatory Recycling & Maximizing Diversion – Kevin Drew, The San Francisco Zero Waste Program

Diverting Organics Means More Than Composting– Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost Company

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Coming Soon– Leslie Lukacs, L2 Environmental

Resource Recovery Parks – Dan Knapp, Owner, Urban Ore, Inc.

Green Events– Mary Munat, Green

Reuse – The Unsung Hero – Portia Sinnott, LITE Initiatives/Zero Waste Sonoma County

Extended Producer Responsibility – Ken Wells, Guiding Sustainability

Getting to Zero Through Aggressive Contract Management – TBD

For additional information or to enquire about sponsoring this workshop and related projects, please email or call 707 579-5811.

Zero Waste Sonoma County is a program of LITE Initiatives