The 2nd annual ZWYC took place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus.
(Most photos are courtesy of Nate Ivy - thank you!)
Our Keynote Speaker!
Dustin Fedako, from the Compost Pedallers - a 100% bike-powered compost recycling program!
Dustin is the 25 year old co-founder and CEO of The East Side Compost Pedallers, a 100% bike-powered compost recycling program that collects organic waste from Austin homes & businesses and pedals them directly to nearby urban farms and community gardens to grow more local food for our community. He is also a board member for The Food is Free Project, an urban gardening non-profit, and recently helped launch the Permacultourism Initiative.
The Compost Pedallers mission is to build a more vibrant Austin community by reducing waste, strengthening the local food system, and re-connecting neighbors to each other and the places that they live through more sustainable practices. All without burning a single drop of fossil fuel!
Breakout session topics & speakers:
The first US Zero Waste Youth Convergence was held in March 2013 at the City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus. Over 200 people attended this day-long event, which kicked off International Zero Waste Week 2013.
2013 Keynote speakers:
Beth Terry, Author of My Plastic Free Life
Kevin Danaher, SF Department of the Environment
Session topics and speakers:
Andy Ruben, Yerdle
Edoardo Croce, Getaround Car Share
Claire Porter, UC Berkeley ReUSE Program
Product Design & Packaging
Will Duggan, Cradle-to-Cradle
Samantha Meyer, Clean Water Action
Julia Grosman, Graduate Student
Dave Robinson, Sealife Conservation
Anna-Marie Cook, EPA Marine Debris
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Brennan Bird, Bottle Brick
Shuai Chen, SCRAP
Alison Mierykowski, Artists in Residence
Entrepreneurial Start-Ups & Innovations
Michael Siminitus, Waste Busters
Julia Bluff, iFixit
Michael Steward, Waste to Waves
Community & Social Justice
Tomer Shapiro, SF Conservation Corps
Jessica Connolly, Community Housing Partnership
Nathan Duran, Environment Now
Recycling & Its Barriers
Heather Co, Rethink Waste
Monica Wilson, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Pavritra, American High School
Laura Moreno, EPA Food Recovery Challenge
Danielle Lowther, Recology
Jarret Krumrei, UC Santa Barbara
Brazil - Jessica Sabatini
Philippines - Froilan
Mexico - Angel Escobar
Ashel Eldridge (Alliance for Climate Education) & Sunshine Swinford (SF Environment)