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[GreenYes] Marin County, CA adopted Zero Waste Resolution 4/17/07!


Pasted in below is the resolution unanimously adopted by the Marin
County Board of Supervisors on April 17, 2007 to adopt Zero Waste by
2025 as a goal. There were 10 speakers that testified at the hearing
yesterday. The meeting was webcast and is archived t at the URL noted below.

Gary Liss

>From: "Bruce Baum" <b-baum@no.address>
>Subject: Video of ZW Resolution BoS
>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:23:03 -0700
>
>Marin County has posted yesterday's hearing on the Zero Waste Resolution
>
><http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/BS/Archive/Meetings.cfm>http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/BS/Archive/Meetings.cfm
>
>April 17th------- click on video ---- Jump to item #9 (May not work on Apple)
>
>Supervisor Judy Arnold's statement on Redwood Landfill Gas capture
>---Jump to item #2

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MARIN COUNTY ZERO WASTE RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION NO. 2007-_____
RESOLUTION OF THE MARIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ADOPTING THE GOAL OF ZERO WASTE BY 2025

WHEREAS, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB
939) required all California jurisdictions to achieve a landfill
diversion rate of 50% by the year 2000, and to reduce, reuse,
recycle; and to compost all discarded materials to the maximum extent
feasible before any landfilling or other destructive disposal method
is used; and

WHEREAS, the County of Marin has established itself as a state leader
in waste diversion and sustainability practices by exceeding the
requirements of AB 939 to achieve a 77% diversion rate in 2004 and is
constantly looking for innovative ways to decrease waste; and

WHEREAS, in 2001 the California Integrated Waste Management Board set
a goal of Zero Waste in its strategic plan for the state; and cities,
councils, counties, and states worldwide have adopted a goal of
achieving zero waste, including the counties of San Francisco, Santa
Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Del Norte in California; the cities of
Palo Alto, Oakland and Berkeley in California, Seattle in Washington,
Toronto in Canada, and Canberra in Australia; and the state of New
South Wales in Australia; and 45% of New Zealand's local government
councils; and

WHEREAS, strategies to reach zero waste can help to promote the
over-arching goal of each generation leaving less of an ecological
footprint on the earth; and

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2006 the Marin County Board of Supervisors
signed the United Nations World Environment Day Urban Environmental
Accords, pledging that the County of Marin would implement 21 action
steps toward sustainability in the areas of energy, waste reduction,
urban design, transportation, environmental health, and water
including: Establish a policy to achieve zero waste; and

WHEREAS, the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint
Powers Authority passed a Zero Waste resolution on November 9TH 2006.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of Marin joins the
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers
Authority ("JPA") representing the eleven cities and towns of Marin
and the County of Marin, and hereby adopts the goal of 80% landfill
diversion by 2012 and a Zero Waste Goal by 2025.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Marin, through the JPA,
will support the review of the Regional Integrated Waste Management
Plan and the development of a Strategic Plan that will provide
guidance in the planning and decision-making process to achieve the
County's Zero Waste Goal.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Marin will partner with
regional and international communities to actively pursue strategies
that will go beyond reuse and recycling to eliminate waste upstream.

PASSED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors
of the County of Marin held on this 17th day of April, 2007, by the
following vote:



Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com
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