Thanks for sending
My advice is for LA
(and others) to expand their viewpoint to look at all the environmental impacts
of materials management (not just zero weight to landfills and incinerators). I
believe that issues should not be viewed in isolation and the we need a
comprehensive, holistic approach to minimize system-wide environmental impacts.
The BEES model (http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees/model.html)
is a good start as is the work of Jeff Morris, as shown on http://www.zerowaste.com/default.htm
(access to the studies require signing in, but it's for
Dane County, WI
Cross-Postings - Please forward to your colleagues and friends in City of LA
who might be interested.
DOWN TO ZERO:
CITY OF LOS ANGELES ZERO WASTE PLAN
know that Los Angeles currently keeps 62% of its waste out of landfills?
While we are a leader throughout the world in waste diversion, we can do
we worked with community members throughout the City of Los Angeles to bring
them into the process of developing a ZERO
month, we need your participation to help us
ESTABLISH OUR ZERO WASTE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES for Los
Angeles and the region.
Invite your friends and neighbors and
together let's plan for a zero waste LA! If you need an interpreter,
please let us know 72 hours in advance of the workshop you will attend and we
will gladly make arrangements.
Start the path to zero waste by
bringing you own reusable cup to one of these September workshops.
REMEMBER IT'S NOT A PLAN WITHOUT YOU!
Upcoming Workshops --
Series 2 -- Goals and Objectives
Tuesday, September 18,
Van Nuys State Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(Validated parking in garage next to State
South Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00
Constituent Service Center
8475 South Vermont Avenue
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 PM
Hills High School
10535 Zelzah Avenue
(Meet in Highlander Hall
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Monday, September 24,
Felicia Mahood Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
All Areas Welcome
Tuesday, September 25, 1:00 PM
1149 South Broadway
Sub-basement, Room 6
Tuesday, September 25, 6:00
Griffith Park Ranger Station
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Angeles, CA 90027
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM
Community Development Corp.
707 West C Street
For more information (including Workshop flyers in English
Allen Wang, 213-473-4002 Allen.Wang@no.address
City of Los Angeles,
Department of Public Works
ALL OF US
TOGETHER CAN MAKE ZERO!