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[GreenYes] Zero in on Zero Waste Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:00 am to 5:30 pm


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3rd Annual Orange County
" Zero in on Zero Waste - Don't let your Bottom Line go to Waste" Business Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Ford Motor Company
1 Premier Place, Irvine, CA 92618


2008 Conference Registration
2008 Conference Speakers
2008 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Did you know that reducing your waste stream can add dollars to your bottom line and improve your corporate image?  Join us at the Premier Business Conference 3rd Annual “Zero In On Zero Waste: Don't Let your Bottom Line Go to Waste", an exclusive event to be held Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at the Ford Motor Company in Irvine, California.  Over 200 business professionals and governmental officials from all over the State of California will gather to work out solutions to avoid wasting resources while improving their ‘bottom line’ at this annual Orange County Zero Waste event.

Keynote Speakers...
8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:30 am        Welcome by: Stephanie Barger of Earth Resource Foundation and Beth Krom, Mayor of Irvine

8:45 am “Designing with Nature to get to Zero Waste - water quality as the example”
Keynote presentation: Jonathan Todd

9:30 am Redesigning our Business Model
“Supply chain management - key tool for Zero Waste Success”
Ron Wilmoth , Ricoh Electronics, Inc.
“How to Measure Zero Waste Successes”
Ryan McMullan, Environmental Resource Specialist, Toyota

10:30 am BREAK in Exhibits area and networking

11:00 am Rethinking Partnerships Moderator – Gary Liss
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore - Berkeley Recycling Center
Doug Wooley, Goodwill

12:00 to 1:15 pm                        Luncheon Buffet
12:45 pm        Luncheon Address:  “Zero Waste? The Ocean Can't Wait!”
Capt Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation

1:30 pm                        Repackaging our world                        Moderator – Rick Anthony
“Will Green Plastic Enable Zero Waste?”, Tom Wright, Sustainable Business
“Producer Responsibility for Products and Packaging”, Heidi Sanborn , California Product Stewardship Council
“Rapioli – the Zero Waste Package”, Ken Eskenazi, Clean Agency

2:30 pm Break in Exhibits Area and networking

3:00 pm Regulations on the Horizon Moderator – Michael Huls
“Current Regulations are Zero Waste Policies”,
Leonard Robinson, Department of Toxic Substances
“Cool 2012 Campaign – Zero Waste and Global Climate Change”,
Linda Christopher, Executive Director, Grassroots Recycling Network
“Zero Waste Strategies for Food Scraps and Other Organics”, Rich Flammer, Hidden Resources

4:00 “The Next Pieces of Zero “ - Concurrent Roundtable
Facilitators:
Doug Wooley, Goodwill - Buy Reused, Recycled or Compost Products
Heidi Sanborn, CPSC - Producer Responsibility
Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates - Measuring ZW Diversio
Richard Anthony ,Richard Anthony & Associates -  Highest and Best Use
Michael Huls, Huls Environmental - Triple Bottom Line
Jonathan Todd , Todd Environmental - Eliminate use of toxics
Linda Christopher - GRRN - Products not wasteful or toxic
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore - Financial incentives
Leonard Robinson,
DTSC - Prevent Pollution
Charles Moore, AMRF - Precautionary Principle

5:30 pm to 7 pm Zero Waste Reception
(all attendees welcome) and no host bar

We have invited many notable firms and guests including real estate developers, manufacturers, health care professionals, insurance brokers and retailers.  Our 2007 partners included Ricoh Electronics, Inc., California Resource Recovery Association, Hilton Hotels, CA Dept of Toxic Substance Control. Several business and environmental celebrities have signed up to participate.

Your host for the business conference is Earth Resource Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to empower businesses and the public with the tools needed to make environmentally sustainable choices and changes where people live, work and play. Proceeds from the conference will also be used for youth and community programs throughout Orange County .  The day long conference will conclude with a business awards luncheon and ceremony where all sponsors will receive recognition.





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