Zero Food Waste Forum Events! Green Drinks and Just Eat It Film Screening!

We are pleased to announce the second Zero Food Waste Forum to be held October 16, 2018 in Berkeley, California, hosted by the Northern California Recycling Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America Gold Rush Chapter.

Check out the updated Program! No more seats are available at the Forum – please contact us if you have any questions.

We are promoting two side events related to the Zero Food Waste Forum:

Green Drinks after the Tech Showcase – October 16th – 5:30 to 8:30
SWANA Gold Rush Chapter and Zero Waste Youth USA invite you to Green Drinks.  Please join the attendees of the Zero Food Waste Forum at Triple Rock Brewing, 1920 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. A limited number of free drink tickets will be available.

Reducing Food Waste Movie Night + Panel Discussion + Book Signing – October 17th – 5:30 to 8:30
The Zero Food Waste Forum steering committee is promoting a special event in Alameda designed to coincide with the Zero Food Waste Forum. Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA), a community-based non-profit, is hosting a movie night, book signing, and panel discussion featuring former NRDC staff scientist Dana Gunders, San Francisco star chef Nick Balla of Bar Tartine, and Tara Duggan, James Beard award-winning journalist on Wednesday, October 17th in the Grand Ballroom at the Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda 94501.

Many thanks to our Sponsors for making the Zero Food Waste Forum possible:
GOLD Sponsors:
City of Napa and NRWS
San Mateo County
San Francisco Department of the Environment
StopWaste

SILVER Sponsor:
City of Fremont

BRONZE Sponsors:
City of Emeryville
City of Livermore
O2 Artisans Aggregate
Recyclist

2018 Recycling Update – Speaker Video Presentations

We are pleased to offer you the video presentations for the 2018 Recycling Update conference; more will be added weekly, so please check back and spread widely!

Allie Lalor , Greg Dudish , Alina Bekkerman , Dennis Uyat, “Lessons Learned from Zero Waste Youth Brazil”

Terry McDonald , Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, Inc.

Nicole Tai , CEO, GreenLynx

David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Jeff Denby , Co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop,“Enabling a Circular Economy for Apparel”

Jerame Rentaria , Zanker Materials Processing, “DM Reduction System at Zanker Facility”

Hilary Gans , Manager, SBWMA

Michael Lok, Asian Health Services

Kevin Kumataka, SF Green Business Program

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, UC Berkeley

Jennifer Acton & Erin Cooke, San Francisco International Airport

Kelly McBee, Californians Against Waste

Mikhail Davis, Interface

Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost Company

Patrick Mathews, Salinas Valley Recycles

Ken DaRosa, Chief Deputy Director, CalRecycle

Ruth Abbe, President, Zero Waste USA

David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Kerry Parker, Recycling Specialist, City of Alameda and Samantha Sommer, Waste Prevention Program Manager, Clean Water
Action

Sara Fuentes, Sustainability Program Manager, Commercial Industrial Waste Applications, Inc. (CIWA, Inc.)

Zoe Heller, Assistant Director of Policy Development, CalRecycle

Kate O’Neill, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Monica Wilson, Policy & Research Coordinator, GAIA

Jack Macy, Commercial Zero Waste Senior Coordinator, San Francisco Dept. of Environment

John Moore, Legal Counsel, NCRA

Tim Dewey-Mattia, Public Education Manager, Napa Recycling & Waste Services

 

Annual Members Meeting! Thursday April 19th at StopWaste Office

Please join us for our annual meeting where we will brainstorm our focus for 2018.  Meeting will be held at the StopWaste office at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland 94612. Email us at ncrarecycles at gmail.com to RSVP, or with any questions you may have.

Tentative Agenda is as follows:

6:00pm Food and Group Sharing

6:30pm Annual Membership Address

7:00pm Group Activity: Priority-setting for committees

7:30pm Groups come back together for report out

7:45pm Screening of STRAWS with brief Q&A after

8:30pm Meeting adjourns & off to green drinks!

2018 Recycling Update – Speaker PDF Presentations

Thanks to our outstanding speakers at the Recycling Update Conference!

Video presentations are being edited and will be featured on our YouTube Channel when they are ready in mid-April, so please check back!

Ruth Abbe – Save the Albatross Zoe Heller – CalRecycle
David Allaway – Part 1 & 2 – Oregon Department of Environment Kevin Kumataka – San Francisco Green Business Program
Will Bakx – Sonoma Compost Michael Lok – Asian Health Services
Erin Cooke & Jennifer Acton – San Francisco Intl Airport Jack Macy – San Francisco Department of Environment
Sharon Daraphonhdeth – UC Berkeley Patrick Mathews – Salinas Valley Recycles
Ken DaRosa – CalRecycle Kelly McBee – CAW
Mikhail Davis – Interface Terry McDonald – St. Vincent de Paul
Jeff Denby – Renewal Workshop John Moore – Recycle Law
Tim Dewey-Mattia – Napa Recycling Kate O’Neill – UC Berkeley
Sara Fuentes – CIWA Kerry Parker & Samantha Sommer – City of Alameda and Clean Water Action
Hilary Gans – ABAG Jerame Renteria – Zanker
Adam Gendell – Sustainable Packaging Coalition Nicole Tai – GreenLynx
Iain Gulland – Zero Waste Scotland Monica Wilson – GAIA
Allie Lalor, Greg Dudish, Dennis Uyat, Alina Bekkerman – Zero Waste Youth International