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[GreenYes] COOL 2012 kickoff in San Diego, 4/13


Eric,

Congratulations to GRRN, BioCycle and you on the roll-out of the COOL 2012 campaign!

It's critically important to achieving Zero Waste to get the compostable organics out of landfill. 

I also hope that your message will include getting the compostable organics out of incinerators as well.  As you well know, Japan's Zero Waste to landfill goal resulted in over 2,700 businesses in Japan achieving Zero Waste to landfill, but 2/3 of them are still incinerating some portion of their wastes.  Scotland has recently adopted a Zero Waste goal that includes 30% incineration of waste.

We need to assure that as much diligence is put towards getting compostable organics out of incinerators as landfills.  Although it's clearly part of the message outlined in the details of the workshop, it should be elevated to one of the key messages, as part of the title of the campaign, or at least as part of the 4 bullet points that highlight what the campaign is about.

And clearly both efforts are urgently needed to help address climate change. 

Again kudos to GRRN, BioCycle and you for your leadership on this!  Let me know if I can help promote this campaign in any way.

Gary

At 09:09 AM 2/15/2008, Eric Lombardi wrote:
Greetings GreenYessers,
 
Let's make 2008 the Year of Composting.  It is a time in our history similar to the late 80's when the NY City garbage barge launched the recycling revolution into the national spotlight, but today it is Global Warming that will launch the composting revolution. 
 
Join us for this special event at the next BioCycle conference in San Diego... all net proceeds will go to the GRRN campaign.  Then stay for a few days for the conference where we can put our heads together and kick off the Year of COOL.
 
Eric
 

SPECIAL PRECONFERENCE EVENT
COOL 2012 WORKSHOP

The GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) and BioCycle are launching COOL 2012,
a national initiative to inspire and educate state and local jurisdictions on the
importance of getting Compostable Organics Out of Landfills by 2012!

JOIN US FOR A PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP, WHERE YOU WILL ...
* Galvanize the resource management industry to rapidly accelerate the capture and composting of all organic discards
* Fight climate change, build healthier soils and support sustainable food production
* Integrate organics recycling into the growing Zero Waste Communities movement
* Learn strategies, best practices and field-tested solutionss movement


Sunday, April 13 - COOL2012 Preconference Workshop



Click here for a pdf file of the conference brochure.
 

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Introduction To Zero Waste Communities

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE?
How is Zero Waste different from recycling
and integrated waste management?

ZERO WASTE COMMUNITIES 101
Four Keys to Zero Waste (ZW) Community Planning: New Rules & Economic Incentives; Extended & Local Producer Responsibility; ZW Purchasing; and ZW Infrastructure

UPSTREAM STRATEGIES
Government policies, programs, incentives
for ZW and Local Producer Responsibility

DOWNSTREAM INFRASTRUCTURE
What infrastructure is needed in a world without landfills and incinerators? How to pay for it?

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Targeting Organics Through COOL 2012

WHAT IS COOL 2012?
Returning compostable organics to our soils and our farms

TRUE VALUE OF A BANANA PEEL
How individual and community actions affect climate change

COOL SOLUTIONS - PANEL
Healthy Soils, Water Conservation and Carbon Credits; Alternatives to Landfills (and Incinerators); Creating Political Will for Zero Waste & Compostable Organics Out of the Landfill

CASE STUDY: STAYING COOL 2012 IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Changing the local planning rules to keep source separated organics out of landfills and return them to the farms

W orkshop Instructors
Sally Brown, University of Washington
Linda Christopher, GRRN
Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Rick Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates
Eric Lombardi, Eco-Cycle and GRRN
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle
Rich Flammer, Hidden Resources
Wayne Williams, San Diego County

Workshop Registration: $90*

*Net proceeds will be contributed to GRRN's COOL 2012 Campaign

SAVE $50 ON CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22!

See Early Bird Registration Form for details

Reserve your hotel room at the Town & Country resort today.
Request the
Special BioCycle Conference Rate of $119 single / $129 double per night.
Call (619) 291-7131.
This special rate expires March 23, 2008.

 
 

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


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