GreenYes Archives

[GreenYes Home] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]


[GreenYes] Re: Fw: No Plastics Left Behind Conference, Sat, Oct 11th - Register Today


Good going, Stephanie!

Dan Knapp
On Sep 26, 2008, at 12:12 AM, Gary Liss wrote:

Apologies for cross-postings

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T



From: "stephanie" <stephanie.barger@no.address>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:01:55 -0700
To: Stephanie BargerERF<stephanie.barger@no.address>
Subject: No Plastics Left Behind Conference, Sat, Oct 11th - Register Today

Apologies for cross postings ? please forward to interested parties
 
?NO PLASTIC LEFT BEHIND?
 
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.  
 
 
PROGRAM
 
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
                                               
 
9:15 to 10:00                 Keynote: Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self Reliance
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
 
5:00 to 5:30                   Vendor Fair
 
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS TOPICS (repeat 3 times):
Ø       Plastics Role in a Zero Waste Economy - Laura Anthony, Zero Waste San Diego
Ø       Alternatives to Plastic - Beth Terry, Fakeplasticfish.com and TakeBacktheFilter.org
Ø       Environmental Education  - Michael Klubock, Malibu Foundation  
Ø       Current Legislation - Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation
Ø       Day without a Bag  - Sonia Diaz, Heal the Bay
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
Ø       The Truth about Plastic Recycling   - Mike Carey, Orange Coast College Recycling Center
 
 
 
 
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director
Earth Resource Foundation
P.O. Box 12364
Costa Mesa, CA  92627
949-645-5163
 
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
 





--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "GreenYes" group.
To post to this group, send email to GreenYes@no.address
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to GreenYes+unsubscribe@no.address
For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes?hl=en
-~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---


[GreenYes Home] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]