Zero Waste Youth Convergence 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus
THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating in our 5th annual ZWYC!
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Theme |Climate Change: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resist!
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2017 Keynote Speakers:
Jordan Figueiredo is an Anti-Food Waste Activist and Creator of the Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign from Castro Valley, California. Jordan harnessed the power of social media to highlight how 20-40% of fruits and vegetables are wasted due to the cosmetic standards of consumers and grocers. The Campaign, through Change.org, has been successful in petitioning Whole Foods Market and Walmart to sell ugly produce. Along with more than 145,000 people in 190 countries, you can follow The Ugly Fruit And Veg Campaign on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Jordan also served as a board member of the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA).
Jared Blumenfeld is a lawyer (UC Berkeley) who has worked for environmental and animal welfare non-profits, was the director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and most recently served as the Regional Administrator for the EPA during the Obama administration. Jared is a strong zero waste advocate on the front lines banning plastic bags and styrofoam, curbside collection of compostables, and touting public education as the key component of changing behavior. He is excited to engage ZWYC '17 on using local zero waste initiatives as an organizing tool to defeat climate change and energize democracy.