2019 Schedule

8:00 ARRIVAL & BREAKFAST

8:30 INTRODUCTION: Leslie Lukacs – Executive Director, Zero Waste Sonoma

8:45 WELCOME: D’Lynda Fischer – Petaluma Councilwoman

8: 50 OPENING KEYNOTE: Bea Johnson – International Zero Waste Lifestyle Expert

9:35 WHERE WE ARE, WHAT’S NEXT: Moderator Marie Kneemeyer – Daily Acts

  • Zero Waste Sonoma Updates: Xinci Tan – Organics Program Manager, Zero Waste Sonoma
  • Recology Sonoma Marin Updates: Celia Furber – Waste Zero Manager, Recology Sonoma Marin

10:05 – 10:20    BREAK

10:20 EVENTS: Moderator Casey Williams – Public Education Manager, Recology Sonoma Marin

  • Wasteless Windsor: Justin Wilcock – Community Outreach Manager, Sonoma County Resource Recovery
  • Sebastopol Farmers Market: Ambrosia Thomson & Jacquelin Criger – Waste Zero Specialist, Recology Sonoma Marin
  • Trashion Fashion Show: Eric Jackson – Sonoma Community Center
  • Events Best Practices: Mary Munat – Founder & CEO, Green Mary

11:20 FOOD RECOVERY: Moderator Suzi Grady – Director, Petaluma Bounty

  • Sonoma County Food Recovery Overview: Mimi Enright – Program Manager, Community Food Systems Sonoma County
  • County-wide Food Recovery in Marin: Marv Zauderer – Founder & CEO, ExtraFood
  • A Food Recovery Volunteer’s Perspective: June Michaels – Director Sonoma Food Runners

12:05 – 12:55     LUNCH

12:55 AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

1:15 COMPOST: Moderator Dan Noble – Executive Director, Association of Compost Producers

  • Common Compost Programs: Kourtnii Brown – Founder & Director, Common Compost
  • Sonoma County Compost Facility Update: Will Bakx – Soil Scientist & Principal, Renewable Sonoma
  • Pros & Cons of Compostable Products: Terry Taylor – Chair, Sonoma County Compostable Products Committee

2:00 LEGISLATION: Moderator Liz Bortolotto – Sonoma County AB939 Task Force Member

  • Groundbreaking SB1383 Overview: Marshalle Graham – Program Manager, CalRecycle
  • Alameda Single Use Plastics Ban: Kerry Parker – Program Specialist, City of Alameda

2:45 – 3:00   BREAK

3:00 BUSINESS STRATEGY: Moderator Garen Kazanjian – Waste Zero Specialist, Recology Sonoma Marin

  • Oliver’s Innovative Waste Solutions: Annie Sherman – Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, Oliver’s Market
  • Plastics to Fuel: Brian Bauer – CEO, Resynergi Inc.
  • Small Business Perspective: Naomi Crawford – Owner, Lunchette & Pizza Politana
  • Small Business Perspective: Natalie Goble – Chef & Owner, Handline Coastal California Restaurant
  • ReThink Disposables: Lisa Coelho – Sustainable Materials Management Specialist, SCS Engineers & Samantha Sommer – Waste Prevention Program Manager, Clean Water Action

4:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE: Mike Sangiacomo – President & CEO, Recology

5:00 SOCIAL GATHERING

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