2024 Symposium Schedule

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

BREAKFAST, 8:00 am – 8:30 am

WELCOME Diana Rich, Mayor of the City of Sebastopol, 8:30 am – 8:40 am

OPENING KEYNOTE | Anne-Marie Bonneau, Zero Waste Chef, 8:40 am – 9:20 am

COMPOST | 9:20 am – 10:00 am

  • Trivia time!
  • Tanya Narath RCPA, Carbon Sequestration Climate Action Plans 
  • Regina Querra – Be the Earth – Natural Decomposition for Human Remains

BREAK, 10:00 am – 10:15am

EDUCATION & OUTREACH | 10:15 am – 11:05 am

  • Trivia time!
  • Casey Fritz – Zero Waste Marin, Zero Waste Schools
  • Hugo Mata – Soluna Outreach Solutions, Bilingual Community Outreach
  • Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang – One Beach Plastic, Education and Outreach through Art

NETWORKING ACTIVITY,  11:05 am – 11:50am

LUNCH AND TRASHION SHOW,  11:50 am – 12:40 pm

INFRASTRUCTURE | 12:40 pm – 1:25 pm

  • Gerard Giudice – Vice Mayor of Rohnert Park & Owner of Sally Tomatoes, Welcome Back
  • Trivia time!
  • Logan Harvey – Recology Sonoma Marin, New Materials Recovery Facility
  • Courtney Scott – Zero Waste Sonoma, New Household Hazardous Facility and Programming
  • Xinci Tan – Zero Waste Sonoma, New Compost Facility (SHORTY, no Q&A)

POLICY | 1:25 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Trivia time!
  • Erin Levine – SB54 Advisory Board & World Centric, Update on SB54 legislation
  • Kristen Sales & Matthew Simmons – Zero Waste Sonoma and Conservation Corps North Bay, Edible Food Recovery Program

BREAK, 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

REUSE | 2:15 pm – 3:05 pm

  • Trivia time!
  • Phoebe Schenker – Reuse Alliance, A Local Model of Reuse (That’s Replicable Nationwide)
  • Kristin Woods – Creative Reuse Vallejo, Art and Repurposed Materials
  • Carolyn Flanery – Make it Home Bay Area, Restored and Repurposed Furniture

BREAK, 3:05 pm – 3:15 pm

REFILL | 3:15 pm – 4:10 pm

  • Trivia time – Announce winners
  • Rich Bouwer, Free Flow Wines, Reusable Solutions for Commercial Scale
  • Matt Semmelhack, Boox, Reusable Shipping
  • Sloane Pagal on behalf of Paul Liotsakis, Sparkl Reusables, Reusables in Sonoma County Program (SHORTY, no Q&A)
  • Carol Grzych, Closed Loop Partners, Reusable Cup Pilot Program Coming to Petaluma, CA (SHORTY, no Q&A)

CLOSING KEYNOTE – Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, 4:10 pm – 4:50 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & RAFFLE WINNERS4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

COCKTAIL RECEPTION – SALLY TOMATOES, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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