Registration is FREE for volunteers and attendees if you register by Wednesday, 4/24.
The New Living Expo is a revolutionary event focusing on the alternative movers and shakers of our time. It features a myriad of speakers, workshops, classes, panels and special events, all designed to excite, enlighten and motivate.
Panel: Today’s Recycling Challenges and How You Can Make a Difference!
The SF Bay Area leads the nation in recycling and waste diversion innovation. Yet a San Francisco Estuary Institute study found our Bay has some of the highest concentrations of plastic pollution of any major U.S. body of water. Where’s the disconnect? What can we do to shift individuals and businesses into better consumption habits? How are recycling programs addressing the impact of China’s recent limits on recyclables? Why is Zero Waste the answer?
Our annual event was brilliant, thanks to our fantastic and generous sponsors, our innovative and bold speakers, and our passionate and motivated attendees!
The amount of content of the event can be overwhelming, so we have offered the speaker presentations here for you in pdf format to reference and keep handy for your own planning purposes. There are several that are still getting uploaded; if you need one sooner, please contact Juliana and I can assist.
Over the next couple of months, we will upload the speaker videos to our NCRA YouTube Channel, so please, stay tuned!
Maricelle Cardenas and Jeanne Nader
Kristin DiLallo Sherrill
Jerame Renteria – forthcoming
Ron Kasper and Roxanne Murray
Lisa Duba – forthcoming
Our Recycle, Compost and No Landfill Tour will explore 2 facilities: Mt.Diablo Resource Recovery and Vision Recycling. We will meet on March 20 at 9am at the MacArthur Bart Station in Oakland, visit the facilities and have a light lunch, returning attendees to BART by 4pm.
Cost is $25 and includes van transportation and a light lunch. Wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen, and bring your own water bottle. Register today, only 25 spots are available!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 RECYCLING UPDATE SPONSORS!
Sponsorship makes low-cost tickets and scholarships for Zero Waste Week events possible!
GOLD: City of Fremont, City of Vallejo, StopWaste, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, City of Napa, San Francisco Department of the Environment, HF&H Consultants, R3 Consulting Group, Zero Waste Sonoma, RethinkWaste, Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery, County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability
SILVER: SCS Engineers, Ecology Center, Gigantic Idea Studio, Zero Waste Marin, Marin Sanitary Service
BRONZE: Amador Valley Industries, Pleasanton Garbage Service, City of Stockton, CRRA, City of Sunnyvale, RecycleSmart, CRRC – Northern District, Stanford Recycling/PSSI, Sure-Close, South San Francisco Scavenger, City of Livermore, Recycle For Change, RecycleMore
The Devil We Know Film and Panel Discussion, The New Parkway Oakland, Thursday, 3/21/19, 6:15-8:30pm
From cosmetics to ski wax, frying pans to waterproof jackets, take-out foodware to stain-resistant fabrics, Teflon-like chemicals are found in hundreds of consumer products — and now in the blood of nearly every American. We invite you to learn more about these chemicals so you can protect yourself and your family, and take action to demand protective policies and safer products. The Devil We Know is a documentary that was a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival last year.
6:15pm Arrive early to claim your spot and to purchase delicious food and drink!
6:30pm Screening Begins!
8:00pm Brief discussion about what you can do!
RSVP and be sure to arrive by 6:15pm to claim your reserved spot. After 6:15pm, seats will be on a first come, first served basis during the screening.
Co-hosted with SFEnvironment, Clean Water Action Oakland, Center for Environmental Health