On April 13, the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council will offer a workshop to help businesses save money and become more sustainable by reducing waste at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin CA in partnership with Sierra College CACT.
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) http://sierracollegetraining.com/ and the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) will offer a workshop in Zero Waste 101 from 10 am to noon on April 13 at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College, located at 4804 Granite Drive, Rocklin CA 95677.
Register for the workshop at https://www.uszwbc.org/. The registration fee is $60, discounted to $35 for USZWBC members and free for Hacker Lab members. RSVP by April 8; space is limited.
According to Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director, USZWBC, this introductory workshop will help participants kick start their Zero Waste Programs, offer no and low cost methods of starting a Zero Waste Program, and explain the methods to exceed the new state mandates (AB341, AB1826). “At the workshop, we will be answering questions such as what is Zero Waste, is it possible, how to get started and does it cost money,” said Barger.
The workshop is appropriate for both small and large businesses, explained Barger. “Attendees will learn the importance of measuring what is wasted, and tracking reuse, recycling and composting programs,” said Barger. “We’ll also discuss how to plan for more waste diversion. Additionally, businesses will be highlighted that are examples of successfully decreasing waste bills and dramatically diverting over 90% from landfills, incineration and the environment.”
Manufacturers and other businesses can benefit from implementing Zero Waste according to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “Sustainable businesses cut costs and generate revenues with a different approach to handling waste,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “They are also more competitive in attracting employees, retaining clients and positioning the business to appeal to customers who value the environment.”
About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at http://www.sierracollegetraining.com/.
About the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC)
Launched in January of 2012 and headquartered in Corona Del Mar, California, the mission of the USZWBC mission is to educate, inform and document the performance of Zero Waste businesses using scientific methods to help businesses and communities become healthier and more sustainable. USZWBC offers the only national Zero Waste standards focused on upstream policies and processes. Learn more at www.uszwbc.org.
About Sierra College
Sierra College District is celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2016, and the Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley is celebrating 20 years. Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at www.sierracollege.edu