Sat., Jan. 18: Zero Waste Approach

The Ojai Retreat, Transition to Organics and Ojai Valley Green Coalition present the ZERO WASTE APPROACH TO MANAGING RESOURCES – a seminar for professionals, academia and consumers with Richard Anthony, M.A.
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Saturday, January 18th, 1 – 5 p.m.
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Talk by Richard Anthony with Q&A
2:45 – 4:00 pm: Panel discussion “How to introduce the Zero Waste approach in Ventura County”
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Networking and informal meeting with Richard Anthony
Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon
$10 per person, FREE for students with ID
Reservations required, please call (805) 640-1142
Seminar held at The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai


In a world of increasing population and decreasing resources, pollution of the air, water and land cannot be an accepted practice. This seminar will introduce the Zero Waste approach to resource management, present the drivers for this new approach, and cover the analytical methodology toward managing world resources. The upstream prevention and downstream recovery solutions that prevent waste and provide the opportunity to create green jobs will be discussed. The economic and environmental impacts of burning and burying, and the resulting costs, will be compared to source separation, composting and recycling approaches. Clean production, product redesign, composting and recycling are the earth-friendly systems for resource management.
Presenter Richard Anthony (B.S., M.A. Political Science)
• County of Fresno, Public Works; Solid Waste Program Coordinator
• County of San Diego, Public Works; Public Works Program Coordinator, Wastewater Management Division
• State of California, Senate Task Force for Solid Waste Management; Recycling Committee Chairman
• Lecturer; Careers in Waste Management, Public Administration, San Diego State University
• Instructor; Solid Waste Management, Environmental Health Department, Fresno State University
• Board of Directors; Grassroots Recycling Network
• Board of Directors; California Resource Recovery Association
• Founding member and former Board of Director; National Recycling Coalition
• Board of Directors; Zero Waste International Alliance
• Board of Directors; California Resource Management Training Institute