Zero Waste Week 2013

Zero Waste practitioners from around the world gathered in the San Francisco Bay area for a week of networking, meetings and tours. The highlight of the week was a Zero Waste Update – a two-day conference featuring the best of both the Northern California Recycling Association’s Recycling Update and the Zero Waste International Dialogue:

Sunday, March 17Zero Waste Youth Convergence
Monday, March 18SF Tours and Fisherman’s Wharf Zero Waste Zone Reception
Tuesday, March 19 *Northern California Recycling Association
Recycling Update #18
Wednesday, March 20Zero Waste International Alliance International Dialog #8
Thursday, March 21International/National Zero Waste Certification Meeting
Friday, March 22BA Tours and Urban Ore EcoPark Reception

* Popular RU format – 10-minute presentations with numerous networking opportunities

RegistrationOne-Day/Two-DayAfter February 28th
NCRA Members$95/$180$109/$207

Sponsorship Levels And Benefits

Sponsorships support student scholarships and Zero Waste International Alliance year-round activities.

RegistrationsUp to 5Up to 3Up to 21 plus
1 at 50%
Receptions/Tours* * * *
NCRA, ZWIA, GRRN Website Recognition **** *
Promo materials * ** **
Signage** **
Recognition during opening plenary and closing sessions * ***
Prominent recognition on all promotional materials***
Logo prominent on websites 6-9 months * *
Prominent logo on program, websites and  communications to attendees*
Generous recognition – We will work to ensure Zero Waste brand recognition throughout year *

Contact Ruth Abbe, ZWIA Planning Committee 415-235-1356, if you would like to sponsor.

ZWW Program

March 17, 2013

Zero Waste Youth Convergence – Zero Waste Youth National Meeting

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus

Redefining Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot 
9:30 am Sign-In & Mingling Activity & Snacks
10:00 am Intro & Overview
10:30 am Session A
11:30 pm Keynote 1
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm International Dialog
2:30 pm Session B
3:30 pm Keynote 2
4:30 pm Closing & Send-off

March 19, 2013

Recycling Update 18 – Northern California Recycling Association

Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Confirmed Speakers

8:00 am Registration/Check-Ins
8:30 am Speakers
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Speakers
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Speakers
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Speakers
5:00 pm Adjourn

March 20, 2013

Zero Waste International Alliance 8th International Dialog

Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

8:00 am Registration/Check-Ins
8:30 am Opening/Welcome
        Richard Anthony, Zero Waste International Alliance
Arthur Boone, Northern California Recycling Association
9:00 am Zero Waste North America, Linda Christopher, Moderator
Canada, Candice Anderson
USA, Ruth Abbe
Mexico, Jorge Tadeo Vargas
10:15 am Zero Waste South America, Ana Carvalho, Moderator
Brazil, Rodrigo Sabatini
Argentina, Miguel Angel Alfaro
11:15 am Zero Waste Europe, Monica Wilson, Moderator
Sweden, Pal Martenssen
UK, Mal Williams
Italy, Enzo Favoino
12:15 pm Lunch, Paul Connett
1:15 pm Zero Waste Asia and Australia, Gretchen Brewer, Moderator
Philippines, Froilan Grate
India, Shibu Nair
Australia, Gerry Gillespie
2:15 pm ZWIA Organizational Practices and Needs, Portia Sinnott, Moderator
ZWA/UK, Karen Cannard
ZW Australia, Kellie Walters
Mother Earth, Sonia Mendoza
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm Issues ZWIA Should Address and Common Threads, Gary Liss, Moderator
Buddy Boyd
Jessica Sabatini
Jane Green

March 21, 2013

Zero Waste Recognition and Certification Program Roundtable

Oakland City Hall

8:00 am Registration/Check-Ins
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
8:45 am  Overview of Zero Waste Recognition and Certification Programs 
Gary Liss, Chair, ZWIA Zero Waste Certification Committee
9:00 am Panel: ZWIA Zero Waste Business Recognition Programs 
Australia, Kellie Walters, Zero Waste Australia
Brazil, Zero Waste Brazil Institute
U.S., Portia Sinnott, GRRN Zero Waste Business Program
Others? (e.g., Italy, U.K., Philippines)
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Zero Waste Business Certification Programs 
U.S. Zero Waste Business Council – Stephanie Barger, Executive Director
UL Environment – William F. Hoffman III Ph.D., Senior Scientist
12 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Next Steps – Service Providers, Communities, Facilities, Events, Training Programs, Professionals and Businesses
1:30 pm Small Group Discussions – Next Steps for each of above categories
3:15 pm Reports Out
3:45 pm Recap and Action Plan


Zero Waste Week Sponsors

In-Kind Operating Sponsors