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[greenyes] Fwd: Last ZERI training in U.S. starts 3/10-13, 2005 in CO
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I strongly encourage anyone interested in Zero Waste to participate in this ZERI training, particularly those involved with composting.  I attended a one-day ZERI training and found the concepts to be extremely valuable.  This Certification Program is the most rigorous program currently available for how to get to Zero Waste.

Gary Liss
From: "Katherine Holt" <katherine@no.address>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:21:15 -0700

Announcement for
ZERI Certification Training Course

Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) is a systems-based approach to economic and social development that views waste as resource that allows communities and businesses to do more with what Nature produces rather than forcing Nature to produce more (i.e., depleting natural resources or genetic manipulation).

ZERI ( was founded by Gunter Pauli in 1994 in response to the alarming pressure humanity is putting on the environment. The ZERI production and consumption model makes sustainable development possible by understanding and working in concert with natural systems. It shifts our concept of industry as a linear process­where waste is an expected by-product­to a concept of a system in which all by-products are used to stimulate further production.

ZERI Certification Training is designed to provide a deep understanding of systems thinking and development of skills in using the ZERI methodology. Upon completion of training and certification, individuals will be able to:

·          Apply systems thinking to design ZERI projects in collaborative efforts that could involve community and business leaders, state and federal agencies, schools, non profit organizations, universities and technical institutes, scientists, engineers, etc.

·          Challenge current unsustainable practices in organizations and communities and help people see that exciting alternatives exist.

·          Inspire others to think differently about doing more with what Nature produces to produce less waste and more economic value.

·          Bring new depth to their current careers ? or open up whole new career possibilities.

·          Understand that ? below the radar ? there is a way of being, working and living in the world that is very positive, practical, hopeful and real.

The 2005 ZERI Certification Training is an extremely intense course which includes a total of 12 training days over 3 months. The three 4-day modules will be held March 10-13, April 16-19 and June 9-12 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Participants MUST attend ALL modules in order to become certified. The team of instructors includes Gunter Pauli as the lead trainer, as well as Dick White and Katherine Holt. We anticipate this will be the last U.S. training with Gunter Pauli until 2008!

You can learn more about the training at:

This training is being co-sponsored by Peakinsight LLC and the Environmental Center at Fort Lewis College. Peakinsight LLC fosters catalytic connections between people, organizations, and the environment to impact how business will operate profitably and evolve sustainably in the future. The Environmental Center is a resource for social and ecological awareness, dialogue, and activism in the college, community, and surrounding region.

The application deadline is February 21, 2005. Please contact Katherine or Carol (see below) to receive a copy of the announcement and application form ? or to request an extension of the application deadline.

Katherine Holt                                                                                        Carol Stoner
katherine@no.address                                                                 carol@no.address   
970-247-1181 (phone)                                                                         970-247-1180 (phone)
970-247-1182 (fax)                                                                               970-247-1182 (fax)
Gary Liss

Fax: 916-652-0485

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