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From: "stephanie" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:01:55 -0700
To: Stephanie BargerERF<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: No Plastics Left Behind Conference, Sat, Oct 11th - Register Today
Apologies for cross postings ? please forward to interested parties A Campaign Against the Plastic Plague Conference Hosted by Earth Resource Foundation and Orange Coast College Recycling Center Saturday, October 11, 2008, Orange CoastCollege, Costa Mesa, CA At this day-long conference, respectedenvironmental experts will present the latest information about the serious detrimental environmental effects of single-use plastics. Small-group workshops will allow participants to interact and develop plans and strategies on topics such as bans on plastic bags and Styrofoam, alternative food service packaging, zero waste policies, recycling and much more. 7:45 am Yoga and morning meditation 8:15 to 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Vendor Fair 9:00 Welcome and ?Zero Waste Policies: The answer to the plastic plague? Stephanie Barger, Executive Director, Earth Resource Foundation Plastics and Healthy Communities: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Healthy communities require healthy materials. Today?s fossil-fuel-based plastics threaten the environment, human health, species maintenance, and the very life of the ocean. This presentation will review the history of plastics, the problems they pose today, the potential for bio-based plastics to mitigate the known health hazards and environmental impacts of fossil-fuel-based plastics, and the connection between disposable plastics and climate change. Brenda will conclude by addressing the policies and strategies needed to effect change and bring sustainable plastics materials to the marketplace.
10:00 to 10:45 ?Getting Down to Business? ? Helping businesses get the message Zero Waste Business - Martin Dietrich, Kean Coffee Plastic Reduction Ordinances Good For Business, Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation The Price of Recycling ? Mike Carey, Orange Coast College Recycling Center 10:45 to 11:15 Break and Vendor Fair 11:15 to 12:00 Breakout Sessions (see below) 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch (in the beautiful outdoor OCC horticulture center) & Vendor Fair 1:00 to 2:15 ?Acting Out? ? How activism can make a difference One Person Can Start a Movement ? blogs and internet campaigns Beth Terry, fakeplasticfish.com Day without a Bag, Sonia Diaz, Heal The Bay Tools for Change ? The Bag Monster, Videos, YouTube 2: 25 to 3:10 Breakout Sessions (see below) 3:10 to 3:30 Break and Vendor Fair 3:30 to 4:10 Breakout Sessions (see below) 4:15 to 5:00 Closing Presentations from Breakout groups Closure and summary - Stephanie Barger BREAKOUT SESSIONS TOPICS (repeat 3 times): Ø Bioplastics and Sustainable Plastics - Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self Reliance Ø Working with Businesses - Earth Resource Foundation Ø Youth Activism ?Youth Against Styrofoam and others Stephanie Barger, Executive Director Earth Resource Foundation Sustainability: To move ourselves with elegance and joy within certain limits. Paolo Guarnaccia - Zero Waste Italy REGISTER TODAY: "No Plastic Left Behind" Saturday, October 11, 2008 Costa Mesa, CA - A Campaign Against the Plastic Plague (CAPP) www.earthresource.org
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