Rick Anthony – Moderating CiIT

Rick Moderated the Composting is Infrastructure Too webinar.

Richard Anthony, Vice President, Zero Waste USA, President, Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and Principal, Zero Waste Associates, San Diego CA

Rick is also a volunteer board member of the National Zero Waste Conference who began his career in Public Administration in 1971 as a manager of the California State University Long Beach Recycling Center. He received a MS in Public Administration in 1974. Mr. Anthony has worked his entire career in environmental program management positions. He is an internationally recognized and published expert in the area of Resource Management using the Zero Waste Systems approach. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the California Resource Recovery Association, the Grassroots Recycling Network, the Zero Waste International Alliance, the USA National Recycling Coalition and others.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 • 2:00pm to 3:30-ish, Pacific Time

Organized by Rick Anthony, Gary Liss, Ruth Abbe, & Chris Sparnicht

Webinar Agenda

CiIT Agenda – July 19, 2022

All times posted are Pacific time.

  • 2:00PMRick Anthony – Moderator 
    • Welcome – Housekeeping
    • Organizing for Getting Composting Facilities Funded and Government procurement of compost products for all infrastructure projects and government lands.
  • 2:10PMCraig Coker 
    • Composting Site Selection- what is it, how to site it
  • 2:25PMAnthony Myint 
    • Zero Foodprint – Streamlining Statewide Procurement – Optimizing Climate Benefit and Minimizing Cost
  • 2:45PM Gary Liss 
    • Compost Facility Federal Funding Availability – What can be funded – Where to look
  • 2:55PMQuestions/Observations
    •  Rick Anthony – Moderator – Speakers/Attendees
  • 3:30ishRick AnthonyClosing

Webinar Video

Gary Liss Speaking at CiIT

Gary has 47 years’ experience in recycling, is a leading advocate of Zero Waste, and is Coordinator of the Recycling Is Infrastructure Too Campaign.  He is Vice-President of Zero Waste USA and past President and Lifetime Honorary Board Member of the National Recycling Coalition. He also served on the Town Council and was Mayor of Loomis, CA.

Presentation:

Federal Funding for Composting and Food Waste Reduction

Regardless of where you are in the process: organizing, planning, site selection, design, marketing agreements, construction, operation, upgrades, or renovations, getting an early scope on funding will help the process along. Gary will explain how much and what kind of funding is available, where to search for it, and how to apply for it in the next funding cycle.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 • 2:00pm to 3:30-ish, Pacific Time

Organized by Rick Anthony, Gary Liss, Ruth Abbe, & Chris Sparnicht

Webinar Agenda

Anthony Myint Speaking at CiIT

Anthony Myint

Award-Winning chef/restaurateur leading public-private collaborations to mobilize the entire food and waste economy to scale climate solutions by shifting acres from extractive to carbon re-storing farming practices.

Presentation:

How Entire Industries and Jurisdictions are Scaling Carbon Sequestration

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 • 2:00pm to 3:30-ish, Pacific Time

Organized by Rick Anthony, Gary Liss, Ruth Abbe, & Chris Sparnicht

Webinar Agenda

Growing the Movement – Methane Action Webinar

Compostable Organics Out Of Landfill (COOLNow)

April 13, 2022, 12 – 2pm EST
9 – 11am PST, Zoom – Free

The Compostable Organics Out Of Landfill (COOLNow) Chair Richard Anthony invites compost and resource management professionals and community organizers to attend this urgent call to action.

We will discuss current initiatives, brainstorm and plan Spring activities, monthly state or regional virtual meetings and quarterly network meetings.

This campaign will support local organizers in expanding their programs to remanage organics out of landfills and into composting facilities in order to reduce methane emissions and promote healthy soils.

Free Methane Action Webinar! Find out more about COOLNow on this website!

Advisors:

  • Richard Anthony, Vice President Of Advocacy, Zero Waste USA, President, Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), Principal, Zero Waste Associates, San Diego CA
  • Sally Brown, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, Ronkonkoma,, NY
  • Peter Anderson, President of RecycleWorlds Consulting and Executive Director, Center for a Competitive Waste Industry, Madison, WI
  • Kevin Drew, Carbon Positive Futures and Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Environment, Petaluma, CA

Staff:

  • Chris Sparnicht, Program Manager
  • Portia Sinnott, Program Director Zero Waste USA

Organized by COOLNow Chair Richard Anthony of Zero Waste USA and the National Recycling Coalition Board.

Brought to you by Zero Waste USA

Featured image is a combination of two concepts. The background is the “climate stripes” concept created by climatologist Ed Hawkins as a visual representation of the indisputable trend toward climate warming. The pie chart overlaid is a graphical representation of the Methane Emissions in 2020 as shown in the US EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Index of 2021 (GHGI 2021). Together they show the 17 percent of emissions that could be easily controlled today by legislation to remove compostable organics out of landfills. Let’s do this!

Fungi as Packaging, Housing, Meat Substitute

A guy named Eben Bayer has been spearheading recent developments in the use of fungi for biodegradable packaging, housing and even meat substitutes! Although not explicitly covered in the linked blog post, fungi can be used to make packaging that is great for protecting glass or other breakable products at a competitive cost, while at the same time using a smaller carbon footprint to create the packaging.

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Why Isn’t Everyone Composting Yet?

Read this 3-part deep dive by Time Dewey-Mattia, Education Manager at Napa Recycling & Waste Services and NCRA Board Member.

Former NCRA President Arthur R Boone recently posed a question to Dewey-Mattia via email on “Why the conversion of the yard debris green cart into the full-service organics cart has stumbled badly in getting rolled out? Would love to understand all that resistance better.” Here is their correspondence and what both thought would be valuable to share with other interested parties.

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US Composting Infrastructure Coalition

NEW COALITION ADVOCATES FOR INVESTMENT AND EXPANSION OF AMERICA’S COMPOSTING INFRASTRUCTURE

The US Composting Infrastructure Coalition brings together a vital cross section of the US organics recycling community, associations working on sustainable materials, and other stakeholders to support innovative and responsible waste reduction and recovery solutions like composting.

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