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[GreenYes] Register Now! "No Plastic Left Behind" Conference, 10/11/08, Costa Mesa, CA

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A Campaign Against the Plastic Plague Conference
Hosted by Earth Resource Foundation and Orange Coast College Recycling Center
Saturday, October 11, 2008, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

At this day-long conference, respected environmental 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
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,
  • 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

Ø        Plastics Role in a Zero Waste Economy - Laura Anthony, Zero Waste San Diego
Ø        Alternatives to Plastic - Beth Terry, and
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

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)

Gary Liss       
Fax: 916-652-0485
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