Zero Waste Guru training

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  1. 1. Training By Michael Catanzaro and Anne Keicher
  2. 2. USD characterizes Zero Waste as a dynamic process that requires a systems approach. While the intent is to become a 100 percent waste-free campus, a diversion rate of 90 percent shall be considered a successful rate of Zero Waste diversion during the preliminary stages of the process. Waste diversion is the prevention and reduction of waste through source reduction, recycling, and composting. No burn, no bury Zero Waste Definition
  3. 3. What do we waste? Why is the Zero Waste initiative important? What do you want to know about? About Sustainability at USD
  4. 4. Photo Credit: Google Images Over 5,000 solar panels across 11 Buildings Inside Energy Efficiency at USD $10 million in conservation measures Saved over 6 million kWh in one year More than $1 in annual savings
  5. 5. Over 5,000 solar panels across 11 buildings Produces almost 2 Million kWh annually (7% of total consumption) Renewable Energy Overview
  6. 6. - 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 University of San Diego- Historical Water Consumption ThousandsofGallonsofWater
  7. 7. Zero Waste Diversion
  8. 8. Michael: Embed videos The Story of Stuff
  9. 9. Waste Stream Data A 2012 waste audit reveals the composition of the USD waste stream. The Zero Waste initiative aims to reduce both overall waste produced and discarded, in addition to capturing a higher percentage of waste that can be diverted from the landfill. Solid Waste (41%) Cardboard (5%) Green Waste (1%) Conmingled (51%) E-Waste Source: Waste Management Environmental Services Proposal for the University of San Diego, October 2012
  11. 11. Green Event Rules of Thumb
  12. 12. Marketing Create a flier to post on social media and/or electronic displays Email event information to the attendees Highlight the sustainable features of the event on fliers Before the Event
  13. 13. Food Ensure food is packaged in minimal, recyclable packaging and does not require utensils (examples: burritos, pizza, kabobs, bulk sandwiches) Ensure vegan/vegetarian options are available Order/buy organic, local, seasonal, and in bulk when possible Order only the amount of food needed to ensure little to no left-over food Serve beverages in pitchers; avoid single-serving beverages If necessary, supply drinks in recyclable containers Before the Event
  14. 14. Supplies Use reusable plates, flatware, and napkins Encourage attendees bring their own water bottles or cups; ensure access to a water fountain/filling machine or provide multi- serving beverages Provide clearly labeled recycle and compost bins Before the Event
  15. 15. Announce the event is Zero Waste; direct attendees to recycle/compost bins After the meal, monitor attendees to ensure that waste is being disposed of properly Limit the amount of paper distributed at the meeting; email the agenda/meeting items or project materials to avoid printing copies During the Event
  16. 16. Ensure waste is properly sorted; pull out incorrectly sorted waste Use earth-friendly cleaning products Let attendees take home left-over food Take food scraps to the compost bin behind Mission Crossroads if applicable (note: meat/dairy cannot go in the compost bins) After the Event
  17. 17. What did you learn? What will you do differently? Conclusion