2023 Schedule

This is a sample schedule, and there will be some changes.

BREAKFAST, 8:00 am

WELCOME Emily Sanborn, Rohnert Park City Council Member, 8:30 am

OPENING KEYNOTE Colin West, Clean Up the Lake

STATE & LOCAL POLICY IN ZERO WASTE 

  • 9:10 Nicole Kurian, Californians Against Waste, New State Legislation 2023 
  • 9:25 Xinci Tan, Zero Waste Sonoma – SB 1383 Update
  • 9:40 Keith Abeles, Resource Conservation District – Carbon Farming and Planning
  • 9:55 Joanne Brasch, California Product Stewardship Council – Textile Recycling

BREAK, 10:10 am

COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION

  • 10:30 Cathy Taylor – Mobilizing WeAct, Windsor’s Citizen Action Committee
  • 10:45 Brad Baker, SOMO Village, One Planet Development
  • 11:00 Kelly Conrad  – Farm to Pantry
  • 11:15 Whitney Reuling – Sonoma Family Meal
  • 11:30 Derek Trowbridge – Soil Carbon Management

LUNCH,  11:45 am

MIDDAY KEYNOTE – Heidi Sanborn, Recycling Policy, California and Nationwide

REUSE

  • 1:40 Caren McNamara, Reusable glass bottles 
  • 1:55 Nicole Tai, Greenlynx, C&D Materials Recovery 
  • 2:10 Ben Schleifer, Center for Environmental Health, Reusable Foodware
  • 2:25 Dawna Mirante, Jana Wang, Kim Neal – Refill Shops in Sonoma County

BREAK AND TRASHION SHOW, 2:40pm

ZERO WASTE EVENTS

  • 3:20 Marie Kneemeyer, Recology, Waste Zero Events
  • 3:35 Shelley Brown, Alan Siegle – Gravenstein Apple Fair’s Zero Waste Success
  • 3:50 Sloane Pagal, Zero Waste Sonoma, 2023 Zero Waste Week & Sparkl Reusable Foodware Pilot

HARD TO RECYCLE MATERIALS

  • 4:05 Brian Bauer, Resynergi, Advanced Local Community Recycling
  • 4:20 Courtney Scott, Zero Waste Sonoma, Solar Panel Recycling

CLOSING KEYNOTEMarkus Eriksen, Co-Founder, 5 Gyres

RAFFLE, 5:05 pm

SOCIAL GATHERING – SALLY TOMATOES, 5:15 pm

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