Congratulations to GRRN, BioCycle and you on the roll-out of the COOL
It's critically important to achieving Zero Waste to get the compostable
organics out of landfill.
I also hope that your message will include getting the compostable
organics out of incinerators as well. As you well know, Japan's
Zero Waste to landfill goal resulted in over 2,700 businesses in Japan
achieving Zero Waste to landfill, but 2/3 of them are still incinerating
some portion of their wastes. Scotland has recently adopted a Zero
Waste goal that includes 30% incineration of waste.
We need to assure that as much diligence is put towards getting
compostable organics out of incinerators as landfills. Although
it's clearly part of the message outlined in the details of the workshop,
it should be elevated to one of the key messages, as part of the title of
the campaign, or at least as part of the 4 bullet points that highlight
what the campaign is about.
And clearly both efforts are urgently needed to help address climate
Again kudos to GRRN, BioCycle and you for your leadership on this!
Let me know if I can help promote this campaign in any way.
At 09:09 AM 2/15/2008, Eric Lombardi wrote:
Let's make 2008 the Year of Composting. It is a time in our history
similar to the late 80's when the NY City garbage barge launched the
recycling revolution into the national spotlight, but today it is Global
Warming that will launch the composting revolution.
Join us for this special event at the next BioCycle conference in San
Diego... all net proceeds will go to the GRRN campaign. Then stay for
a few days for the conference where we can put our heads together and
kick off the Year of COOL.
SPECIAL PRECONFERENCE EVENT
Recycling Network (GRRN) and BioCycle are launching COOL 2012,
a national initiative to inspire and educate state and local
jurisdictions on the
importance of getting Compostable Organics Out of Landfills by 2012!
JOIN US FOR A
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP, WHERE YOU WILL ...
Galvanize the resource
management industry to rapidly accelerate the capture and composting of
all organic discards
* Fight climate change,
build healthier soils and support sustainable food production
organics recycling into the growing Zero Waste Communities movement
strategies, best practices and field-tested solutionss movement
Sunday, April 13 - COOL2012
for a pdf file of the conference
1:00 PM - 2:45
Introduction To Zero Waste Communities
WHAT IS ZERO
How is Zero Waste different from recycling
and integrated waste management?
Four Keys to Zero Waste (ZW) Community Planning: New Rules &
Economic Incentives; Extended & Local Producer Responsibility; ZW
Purchasing; and ZW Infrastructure
Government policies, programs, incentives
for ZW and Local Producer Responsibility
What infrastructure is needed in a world without landfills and
incinerators? How to pay for it?
- 5:00 PM
Targeting Organics Through COOL 2012
WHAT IS COOL
Returning compostable organics to our soils and our farms
TRUE VALUE OF A
How individual and community actions affect climate change
COOL SOLUTIONS -
Healthy Soils, Water Conservation and Carbon Credits; Alternatives to
Landfills (and Incinerators); Creating Political Will for Zero Waste
& Compostable Organics Out of the Landfill
CASE STUDY: STAYING
COOL 2012 IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Changing the local planning rules to keep source separated organics
out of landfills and return them to the farms
University of Washington
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Richard Anthony Associates
Eco-Cycle and GRRN
San Diego County
Workshop Registration: $90*
will be contributed to GRRN's COOL 2012 Campaign
SAVE $50 ON CONFERENCE
IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22!
See Early Bird Registration Form for details
Reserve your hotel room at the Town & Country
Request the Special BioCycle
Conference Rate of $119 single / $129 double per
Call (619) 291-7131. This special
rate expires March 23, 2008.