Wow! What a program in store for you at CRRA's 35th Annual Conference! The program is complete, the speakers are preparing their presentations, and it's all waiting for YOU to join us in San Diego for Zero Waste: Ride The Wave to Sustainability! July 31-August 3, 2011!
Just a reminder that Discounted Parking Passes are available for ALL conference attendees at $10 - reduced from the regular $25!! For those of you staying onsite at Loews, this rate will be automatically added to your bill if you are parking a vehicle. If you are not staying at Loews, simply check in with the front desk the first day you arrive and purchase a pass for the duration of your attendance.
See you there!
Register NOW for Mobile Workshops - Tours!
We have arranged a SPECIAL SUNDAY 7/31 TOUR With Captain Charles Moore on the research vessel The Alguita! But you must register BEFORE Sunday morning to attend! Sunday's voyage will depart at 8:00 a.m. and return to Loews at 4:00 p.m. There will be 3 main types of research activities near the mouth of the Tijuana River, which is located in Imperial Beach on the US side of the border: A Van Veen grab for bottom sediments, an Otter Trawl to catch fish to see if they are eating plastic, and Manta Trawls for surface plastic debris. The fish caught will be displayed in a table mounted aquarium for viewing by attendees. Bring your own camera, drinks and lunch.
Don't miss this unique, amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Captain Moore on this experience! YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE SUNDAY MORNING TO ATTEND! Register at http://www.regonline.com/2011CRRA_tours
There are also 5 great tours scheduled for Wednesday, August 3! This year we are calling them "Mobile Workshops" because the options are so great, and the professional development opportunities are so significant that we HAD to add them to the rest of our great programming!
What You Need to Know: Mobile Workshop Registration is on a first come, first served basis - all tours take place on Wednesday, August 3, and have a maximum attendance of 29; once they fill up that's it! Details and Registration are available online, registration is $30/tourRegister Now by credit card, reserve your space in one of these tremendous workshops on Wednesday, August 3!
Don't Miss the Annual Policy Roundtable 7/31
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Cambria Room
Join this moderated roundtable discussion - not a panel discussion - on the current (and re-current) policy issues of the day. Topics include but are not limited to:
An efficient rundown of climate policy issues (brought to you by the Recyclers Global Warming Council)
Climate Action Reserve carbon offset trading protocols for anaerobic digestion and food scraps composting
ICLEI Protocol for Community GHG inventories and Climate Action Plans
Climate mitigation measures now required under CEQA
Highest and Best Use policies (brought to you by the Global Recyclers Council)
California Bottle Bill update
Update on CalRecycle's development of Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulations
The latest on state legislation, local single-use bag ordinances, and more
Join "non-panelists" John Davis and Mark Gagliardi from RGWC; Gary Liss from GRC; Teresa Bui, Nick Lapis and Sue Vang from Californians Against Waste; Stephen Bantillo and Susan Collins on the CA Bottle Bill, and others. Moderated by Peter Slote, CRRA Policy Committee Chair. Bring your knowledge, experience and expertise in a particular topic, as well as your questions, to this dynamic discussion sponsored by the CRRA Policy Committee.
Are you concerned about San Diego's environmental Issues? Are you passionate about making a difference in your community?
You know something needs to be done but you don't know where to start and meet like minded individuals.
This group is organized to share ideas and events organized in the San Diego County area.
Please feel free to...
- Add questions/ideas to the message board and lets start a discussion. - Share and promote any ideas for an event or know of an event in San Diego - Share an idea to poll the members or documents to share
Purpose of this meetup:
- To educate members and the community about issues facing San Diego's environment,
- To share and organize local events that positively impact and protect nature.
So, why not? Do something extraordinary! Come and join this group and take part in some events that you are passionate about.
If you would like to help moderate this group, please let me know (Laura). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" (Ancient Indian Proverb)