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[greenyes] CA event: Beyond 50% Waste Diversion, June 20 (reminder)
Reminder: event in Oakland, CA, June 20 (Friday)
Please find the event details below, followed by an invitation letter from
the Ecology Center.

Successful Strategies from Around the World

Will our current programs achieve sufficient waste reduction?

Join colleagues from government and nonprofit sectors for a day of
presentations and lively discussion on reducing, reusing, recycling, and
rethinking waste to reach California's 50% waste diversion goal and Alameda
County's goal of 75% diversion by 2010.

Agenda includes:
· Highlights of extended producer responsibility and related models around
the globe
· Potential for adopting these models in the Bay Area
· Update on plans for reaching 75% diversion in Alameda County

Friday, June 20, 2003
9:30 am to 5 pm
Oakland City Hall, One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Hearing Room 1, First Floor

This event is free. Lunch will not be provided. Please RSVP and direct
questions to Carrie Teiken at the Ecology Center: 510-527-5555,

Dear Colleague,

This year we celebrate the Ecology Center's 30 years of curbside recycling
and the accomplishments and contributions that the bay area has made to the
areas of solid waste management. The precedents set here that stopped
incineration as the final solution to solid waste and set us on the path to
reduce, reuse, and recycle have been felt across the globe.

Now is a great time to take stock and celebrate our accomplishments of
reaching the 50% goal set by AB939 and supported by Alameda County's Measure
"D" -- at the time everyone said 50% was too far out of reach -- and to look
to the future.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has provided critical
leadership in developing a new goal for 75% diversion and worked with all of
the jurisdictions in creating a powerful plan to reach the 75% goal and head
towards a zero waste society.

Some next steps like organics collection are clearly necessary to reach this
goal, but the goal will not be reached without beginning to fundamentally
rethinking where all the "waste" comes from.

Please join us in a day at Oakland City Hall exploring practical approaches
from across the globe that are in operation today reducing, reusing,
recycling but most importantly rethinking waste. We are fortunate to be
joined on Friday, June 20, 2003 by Beverley Thorpe of Clean Production
Action, an international expert on extended producer responsibility (EPR)
and other policy and regulatory approaches to reducing the volume and
toxicity of waste. In particular Ms. Thorpe has spent extensive time in
Europe and will provide an overview of approaches used in Europe and
participate in discussion on the applicability of these models in the Bay

This event will take place Friday, June 20, 2003 from 9:30 am to 5 pm at
Oakland City Hall, One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 1 on the First
Floor. Please RSVP and direct questions to Carrie Teiken at the Ecology
Center, phone: 510-527-5555, email: carrie@no.address

We hope you can join us for this thought-provoking day.

The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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