SFCC to Host ‘No More Garbage: Zero Waste’

Editor | SantaFe.com - February 11, 2013

Santa Fe Community College hosts Carbon Economy Series Workshop

Working on the premise that garbage is the result of bad design, an expert in waste reduction will discuss how communities around the world have developed practices that result in zero waste.

Presenter Gary Liss, who has designed and implemented zero waste programs in Los Angeles, Austin, Telluride, England, New Zealand and Canada, will present “No More Garbage: Zero Waste” as part of the monthly Carbon Economy Series being held at SFCC. 

Starting with the definitions and principles of global zero waste, Liss will discuss how they apply to individual communities that have adopted or are developing zero waste strategies. He’ll also explore the systemic changes needed to reduce or eliminate waste and how communities can organize to make changes. 

An opening talk is set for Thursday, February 21, 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10. An all-day workshop will be held Friday, February 22, 9:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $250. 

The Carbon Economy Series presents renowned experts teaching sustainable principles and practices for land, soil, water, waste, organic food production, and how to positively affect climate change from a local perspective.

Course and registration information are available at www.carboneconomyseries.com. Participants also may register by calling Iginia Boccalandro, Carbon Economy Series, at 505-819-3828 or 818-913-2877. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. 

From a Santa Fe Community College press release.