Communities on the Road to Zero Waste: Engaging GrassRoots Support and Building Alliances
Gary Liss will host a panel discussion on Engaging GrassRoots Support and Building Alliances for Zero Waste Communities. Progressive Zero Waste communities understand the importance of recruiting all stakeholders in the community to help develop a multi-disciplinary team that understands how to get all the benefits from pursuing Zero Waste and a circular economy. Monica Wilson will share GAIA’s experience in working to help local contacts to educate and organize their communities, building trust among stakeholders needed for a community to get to Zero Waste, including community leaders, local governments, service providers, labor, environmental groups and grassroots individuals striving for a better world. Portia Sinnott will present on how the Zero Waste Curious Program offered by Zero Waste USA can help build your Z-Team.
Portia Sinnott on “Z-Team help for Zero Waste Communities Organizing”
Zero Waste Curious (ZWC) is Zero Waste USA's short entertaining Zero Waste presentation. Customizable, it can be held as a special event, at regularly scheduled staff or volunteer meetings or even as part of larger events of all kinds. Participants leave with a much better understanding of the meaning and benefits of Zero Waste, what is happening locally and how to embrace Zero Waste personally and as part of a group. The Z-Team are volunteers trained to give these presentations with ZWUSA guidance. Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste USA Program Director, will introduce the program and highlight the training process - two on-line classes followed by in-person tours and rehearsals with family and friends.
Monica Wilson, GAIA, on “Building Alliances for Zero Waste”
GAIA (the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. GAIA is currently working to build the capacity of local contacts to educate and organize their communities, building trust among stakeholders needed for a community to get to Zero Waste, including community leaders, local governments, service providers, labor, environmental groups and grassroots individuals striving for a better world – www.no-burn.org. GAIA is part of the global Break Free from Plastics movement - www.breakfreefromplastic.org.
Communities on the Road to Zero Waste
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