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Monday November 06 2017 - Striving for Zero Waste at Colleges and Universities Workshop

Striving for Zero Waste at Colleges and Universities Workshop
Monday, November 6th, 2017

Harvard University, Boston, MA


Early bird discounts end Friday, 10/27 - Register now!

Organized by the Zero Waste College and University Technical Committee (ZWCUTC) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this affordable workshop will showcase zero waste practices and strategies to take waste reduction to the next level on your campus. Best practices from different entities across the U.S. will be presented along with opportunities for interaction among individuals with different backgrounds, knowledge, and experience in practices and topics relating to zero waste. Join us to learn from individuals who are highly involved in waste reduction and zero waste at colleges and universities and beyond.

The workshop will be held the same week as Greenbuild 2017 in Boston. If you’re planning on going to Greenbuild, join us Monday at the workshop and at Greenbuild itself for other collegiate zero waste activities.

The agenda includes:

  • Harvard Materials Management: Old, New and Green - Rob Gogan, Harvard University Campus Services
  • Strategies to Finance Zero Waste Programs- Katherine Walsh, Boston Public Schools; Sharon Daraphonhdeth, University of California Berkeley; Lin King, University of California Berkeley
  •  National Hot Topics
  • Greenwashing and Hard to Recycle Items - Colleen McCormick, University of California Merced
  • Reuse: The Zero Waste Solution for Surplus Assets - Mark Lennon, IRN - The Reuse Network
  • Recyclemania - Jennifer Hobson, University of Texas Austin
  • TRUE Zero Waste Certification
  • Berkeley-Haas Zero Waste Initiative - Danner Doud-Martin and Ryan Peterson, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Orange Coast College’s New Recycling and Sustainability Center:  A Multi-Pronged Approach - Mike Carey, Orange Coast College
  • Student Lightning Round
  • Climate Change & Zero Waste - Rachel Eckles, MA, Boston University
  • Campus 3D Printing's Trash Issue - Nicole Panditi, University of California Berkeley & Robert Anderson, Harvard University
  • Walking tour of Harvard University

Workshop details:

Monday, November 6th, 2017
8:00-12:00pm, lunch and 2-3 hour tour immediately following
The Harvard Ed Portal, Harvard University

224 Western Ave

Allston, MA 02134
$50-$75 registration fee, discounts available for USGBC members

Questions? Contact events@usgbc.org

Register now!