New Zero Waste Cadre in Local Workforce

December, 2016


Organized by Zero Waste Humboldt, 24 local individuals representing 16 different public and private workplaces completed the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s  (USZWBC) Zero Waste Business Associates course.  On Monday, October 10, this all-day training at the Humboldt Area Foundation included volume-weight conversion resources and calculations, standard metrics, monitoring tools, and templates for establishing baseline data to track waste reduction, materials reuse, recycling and composting progress over time. The USZWBC trainers, Gary Liss and Marialyce Pedersen, also presented scorecard and validation procedures used for facilities applying for formal
Zero Waste certification. 

Staff from Humboldt State University, the Cities of Blue Lake, Arcata, and Eureka, North Coast Co-op, Open Door Clinic, Clearwater Sciences, Compost Revolution, Hospice of Humboldt, Cali Cubes, Six Rivers Brewery, Blue Lake Casino & Hotel, Northcoast Horticulture Supply, Juliette P. Bohn Consulting, Los Bagels, and HSU Housing & Dining Services participated in this training.   Zero Waste Humboldt will continue to support their waste reduction work with on-line information exchange and regular opportunities for Zero Waste professional development
and socializing.

Zero Waste Humboldt will invite the public to join the group in an upcoming quarterly movie night series. To learn more about Zero Waste training opportunities and technical assistance for your workplace, events planning, or school, email or find us on Facebook for regular announcements.



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