Symposium 2018 Program

Fifth Annual Zero Waste Symposium • Facilitating Markets and Responsibility
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
County of San Diego (Campus Center Hearing Room)
5520 Overland Ave, San Diego 92123

Thank you to our Sponsors


Time Track Presentation Speaker
8:00 Registration

Introduction to Zero Waste/ Mitigating Climate Change

Introduction to Zero Waste 
California Resource Recovery Association
  • Richard Anthony, ZWSD
  • Jenna Abbott, CRRA  
The Power of Political Will
  • Catherine Blakespear, Mayor of Encinitas
Keynote: Drafting a Climate Change Declaration with the Pope and Vatican/San Diego’s Impressive Climate Action Plans
  • Dr. V. Ram Ramanathan Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California at San Diego
10:00 Markets Recyclable Commodities
  • Bob Hill, EDCO            
Paper Recycling
  • David H. Lee, Pacific Genesis Resources
Reusable Products
  • April Andrews, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Organics: Southern California Markets
  • Dan Noble, Association of Compost Producers                                
Domestic Considerations
  • Susan Kinsella, Conservatree
Q and A with Panel
  • Bob Hill, EDCO (moderator)
                 11:30 Networking Lunch
1:00 Commercial Responsibility True Zero Waste
  • Stephanie Barger, GBCI  
  • Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Earth Friendly Products
  • Daniel Sanchez, Soluciones Consultoría
  • Q and A                                  

Social Responsibility Marine Debris/Single-Use Products

Local Non-Profits Working for Change
  • Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research and Education
  • Vicki Conlon, Surfrider Foundation
  • Lori Mendez, Save the Albatross Coalition
  • Jessica Toth, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
  • Paloma Aguirre, WILDCOAST
  • Michelle De Nicola, Sierra Club
  • Jenna Abbott, CRRA 
  • Pauline Martinson, ILACSD
  • Carolyn Chase, EarthWorks   
  • Kelly McBee, CAW     

Panel Discussion

Achieving Zero Waste Together
  • Steve Cauchon, Ph.D. candidate, ZWSD
                 4:00                     Networking