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[GreenYes] Re: Fwd: Zero Waste for San Francisco convention center


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Fwd: Zero Waste for San Francisco convention center

the Moscone Center is definitely leading the way in SF. But, the rest
of the San Francisco City government is also making solid progress.

I arrived at SF Environment, as their new City Government Zero Waste
Coordinator a month ago.  It's important to note that San Francisco
has established the necessary regulatory framework that requires all
City and County facilities to reduce their waste by 75%.  This is a
requirement and a metric that departments are evaluated on.
Fundamentally, it's the committment and hard work of many people, in
particular the City's recycling coordinators that make this program
work.  But, without the direction from the top that requires waste
reduction, it would be impossible to move the entire organization
towards zero waste.

Paul Ledesma
SF Environment
415.377.3739
paul.ledesma@no.address

On Oct 4, 6:38 pm, Gary Liss <g...@no.address> wrote:
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> >From: Robert Howe <robph...@no.address>
> >Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:18:27 -0400
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> >SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 3, 2007 (ENS) - The Moscone
> >Center, one of the busiest convention, trade and meeting facilities
> >in the country, aims to produce zero waste food and beverage events
> >and lead the industry in environmentally friendly practices, Mayor
> >Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday.
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> >SMG, the company that partners with the City and County of San
> >Francisco to run the Moscone Center, said it replaced all disposable
> >food and beverage products with biodegradable items.
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> >"The Moscone Center has been a trailblazer in instituting green
> >programs for many years," Mayor Newsom said, "but we've really
> >stepped things up."
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> For more info, go to:
> <http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2007/2007-10-03-094.asp>http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2007/2007-10-03-094.asp
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> >Rob Howe
> >robph...@no.address | Ph: 978-255-2620 | Mob: 978-204-2149
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> Gary Liss
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