Join the TRUE Core Concepts summer webinar series

Sarah Stanley
May 4, 2018

The TRUE Zero Waste certification system helps facilities quantify performance and find additional ways to improve progress toward zero waste. This summer, the "TRUE Core Concepts" free webinar series can help zero waste professionals and teams advance company strategies and dive deeper into the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System.

Three one-hour sessions will take place over May, June and July. They will include a Q&A, plus real-world examples from experts and consultants in the field. Attendees must register for each webinar. Participants can earn .5 CE hours.

Want to learn more? Sign up to also join the Markets and Commodities summer webinar series.

Webinar 1: Zero Waste Metrics

When: Tues., May 15 at 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Sue Beets-Atkinson, director of sustainability, SBM Management, and Brian Balukonis, zero waste consultant and formerly of Raytheon Company

Collecting and calculating data related to a zero waste program is often the most important, yet also most challenging, task for teams. During this session, hear from experts with decades of experience in managing diversion data on the key steps to developing program metrics.

The webinar is now available with a subscription at Education @USGBC.

Webinar 2: The Highest Rs—Reducing and ReUse

When: Tues., June 19 at 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Marialyce Pedersen, senior policy analyst, Disney Global Public Policy and others to follow

Recycling often receives the most resources when pursuing zero waste goals. Yet the Zero Waste Management Hierarchy indicates that reducing and reusing are the “higher and better” uses for material discards and create the greatest environmental benefits. Hear how businesses are implementing diversion strategies, such as switching to reusable dishware, minimizing paper use and reducing packaging. Hear about U.S. EPA- and CalRecycle-approved Business Users Guides and tools that provide necessary backup data for estimating the diversion values of your efforts.

Webinar 3: Zero Waste Audits and Analysis

When: Tues., July 17 at 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Scott Lutocka, facilities and sustainability manager, Piazza Produce, LLC, and others to follow

One of the most critical steps in the zero waste journey is conducting an analysis of various disposal streams. Knowing what materials make it to the landfill, recycling and compost streams is the foundation to decreasing waste and cutting costs. Hear from experts on the key components and best practices of a waste analysis and what to do with the information gained.

Conference access

May 15 webinar access: Sign in to Webex
Join by phone: 650.429.3300 call-in toll number
Access code: 716 730 481

For all other webinars: Sign in to Webex
Join by phone: 650.429.3300
Access code: 711 721 988

If you have questions, please email email the TRUE team.

Register for the core concepts webinars