Building Support for Waste Reduction Programs


Building Support for Waste Reduction Programs

Making the case to get buy-in from stakeholders

Thursday, April 13

1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Successful waste reduction programs change the ways institutions operate. Getting from the proposal stage to implemented program above all requires getting the buy-in of stakeholders that can include everyone from the president to department secretaries. This webinar will showcase how two schools have successfully built support for new initiatives. The University of Victoria will describe the steps taken to get support for removing trash bins from classrooms and to implement a new workstation collection program. Johnson County Community College’s sustainability office will share how they’ve used waste and financial metrics to build the credibility necessary to get composting, surplus property and other initiatives off the ground.

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–    Larry Cook, Recycling Coordinator, University of South Carolina


–    Nadia Ariff, Waste Reduction Manager, University of Victoria (British Columbia)

–    Jay Antle, Ph.D, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability, Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS)

–    Michael Rea, Sustainability Project Manager, Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS)





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