2013 Workshops and Extra Events

Businesses and Communities Leading the Way to Zero Waste


Presented by The GrassRoots Recycling Network 

Monday, August 26 / 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Cost to attend: $100 
Pre-registration required.

Zero Waste Businesses are leading the way to Zero Waste and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. Zero Waste Communities have adopted Zero Waste goals and plans to implement those goals. Join GrassRoots Recycling Network experts to understand how Zero Waste can be a key part of community and business sustainability plans, help contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and global cooling and retain and create good green jobs.

This is an Introduction to Zero Waste for those who are currently actively working towards Zero Waste or higher waste diversion, or working on climate change or sustainability plans in their community or business. If you are already going to the Resource Recycling Conference, this workshop will provide you with cutting edge knowledge of one of the hottest topics in the field today.

Re-TRAC Connect Training Workshop


Presented by Emerge Knowledge

Monday, August 26 / 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost to attend: Free
Pre-registration required.

Join us in the Rose room to explore the many powerful features that over 9,000 professionals have access to in their FREE Re-TRAC Connect accounts. The workshop will highlight how Re-TRAC Connect can help you turn waste diversion tonnage tracking into opportunities to save resources, time and money. You will learn how to efficiently track materials using configurable transaction forms, effortlessly manage tonnage data with the searchable transaction index, and generate eye-catching reports that give you the insight to make informed decisions towards expanding and improving your sustainability programs. Eliminate cumbersome spreadsheets! Visit www.re-trac.com to learn more.

Promoting Recycling Behavior Workshop


Hosted by Keep America Beautiful

Wednesday, August 28 / noon - 4:00 p.m.
Cost to attend: Free to Conference Attendees
Pre-registration required.

In this half-day workshop, Wesley Schultz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at California State University, will provide an overview of effective tools for promoting change. The workshop will summarize findings from behavioral science and provide specific techniques for effective behavior change, focused around the broad model of Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM). The workshop will highlight effective strategies, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

The workshop will also provide an overview of the multi-media national recycling public service announcement campaign Keep America Beautiful, in partnership with the Ad Council, has developed. The campaign research, themes, and toolkit materials designed for local activation will be reviewed and discussed.