You are cordially invited to EPA’s Next RCC Web Academy on Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
To register visit: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/rcc/web-academy/index.htm
Zero Waste: From Philosophy to Practical Implementation
The “zero waste” philosophy aims to minimize waste and resource consumption in order to conserve energy, mitigate climate change, reduce water usage, prevent toxics creation, and minimize ecosystem destruction. With almost one-third of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the acquisition of materials, reducing consumption has the potential to significantly affect climate change.
As more and more local governments and businesses commit to achieving zero waste, innovative techniques to reach this goal are being piloted across the country. From source reduction to product re-design to reuse to eliminating incentives for raw material extraction and landfilling, the path to zero waste requires moving beyond recycling to a more integrated and holistic resource management system.
Join us to hear the latest in our progress towards zero waste. Learn more about the practical implementation of zero waste plans and different methods of eliminating waste disposal. Participate in a panel discussion with experts in the field: Gary Liss (Consultant, Gary Liss and Associates), Kathy Frevert (California Integrated Waste Management Board), and Holly Ellmore (Green Foodservice Alliance).