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Striving for Zero Waste at Colleges & Universities

November 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Organized by the Zero Waste College and University Technical Committee (ZWCUTC) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this 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.

Included in the workshop is a walking tour of zero waste practices at Harvard University.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Introduction – Rob Gogan, Harvard University and Karyn Kaplan, University of Oregon
  • Strategies to Finance Zero Waste Programs – Katherine Walsh, Boston Public Schools; Sharon Daraphonhdeth, University of California Berkeley; Lin King, University of California Berkeley
  • Local Collegiate Zero Waste Efforts (TBD)
  • Hot Topic: Move Out Day – Mark Lennon, Institutional Recycling Network
  • Recyclemania – Jennifer Hobson, University of Texas at Austin
  • TRUE Zero Waste Certification – Ryan Peterson, Berkeley Haas Business School and Mike Carey, Orange Coast College
  • Student Lightening Round – presentations from students on Climate Change & Zero Waste, recycled plastic 3D printing, and more
  • Greenwashing and Hard to Recycle Items – Colleen McCormick, University of California Merced


November 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Harvard Ed Portal
224 Western Ave
Allston, MA 02134, MA 02134 United States


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