CURC 2021 Workshop: Community Connections


September 30th, 2021 12-4 PM EST

CURC’s annual workshop will focus on what connections we can cultivate for a just and zero waste future.

This program will be a series of presentations on different ways we can collaborate with colleagues, our campus population and community organizations.

Registration is required and the cost is $25; however, we do not want anyone to be excluded from this workshop due to their inability to pay. Please email if you need financial assistance.


The virtual workshop will be conducted via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the workshop date.

In this workshop, we will focus on four different themes:

  1. Connecting our waste programs with the needs and experiences of our campuses’ BIPOC and marginalized communities
  2. Connecting with our city/local government on waste reduction and diversion
  3. Connecting with community groups working on the health and Environmental Justice impacts of waste
  4. Connect with our regional colleagues for mutual sharing of strategies and resources

We are very excited to take this time to embrace the idea of regional “meet-ups” around the country! The last hour of the workshop will involve breakout sessions by region to discuss opportunities for collaboration.”

Regional breakouts currently being offered are:

  • New England – Margaret Bounds –
  • Mid-Atlantic – Leana Houser –
  • Southeast – Jennifer Maxwell –
  • Midwest (Ohio to Iowa) – Leah Ceperley –

Please email the regional contact listed to sign up at no additional cost and to share suggestions for additional topics to discuss.

If you don’t see your region listed below and want to host the informal Zoom meeting, email