|Scott, Holly& Chris with the|
2011 Going Green Airport Award
After introductions and the 2011 overview, Zero Waste Zones Director Susan Montgomery gave a ZWZ update including the detailed program documentation. Susan passed around a book filled with recruiting documents from the ZWZ Ambassador program, training PPT presentation and the packet used in national expansion meetings. Additionally, the ZWZ information was moved from the Ei website into its own website mid year.
The "packaging" of the ZWZ was a perfect segue for Chris Moyer, National Restaurant Association ConSERVE Project Director, to present on the ZWZ evolution into Sustainable Action Zones, a NRA program in partnership with Ei. Chris spoke on the powerful synergies inherent within the NRA | Ei partnership and how it brings forth important collaborations. One such collaboration is with the U.S. Composting Council.
|Chris Moyer presenting to full room|
Wayne King, USCC Past President, spoke about the upcoming December 12 meeting at the NRA offices. With only approximately 350 permitted composting sites nationwide, the NRA's political voice is critical. For many of the current permitting challenges to resolve, regulators must hear the major post-consumer organics generators are demanding an alternative destination to landfills. The industry is on the cusp of making an evolutionary leap and the NRA, in collaboration with the USCC, has a vital role to play.
The USCC | NRA collaboration was an excellent preface for Scott Seydel, Ei Chair & Global Green Chair, to discuss POWER - Perishable Organics Waste to Energy Recycling - status. In addition, to his impressive PPT on the planned POWER website, Scott spoke of POWER's important role and how it served as an incubator for GREASE - Grease Recycling Energy Alternatives Solutions for the Environment and the Sustainable Food Court Initiative.
After the mid afternoon break, Susan Montgomery presented the Ei Business Projections followed by Sylvia Gort, Ei AC member, leading the strategy session. Future action paths on Toxic-Free Environments and Health Impact were discussed along with the important role social media can play in communicating Ei's important ACTION.
|Ei AC Members Sylvia Gort &|
Greg Chafee @ reception
The Ei FB album, 11-16-11 Ei Sponsor & AC Meeting, gives a meeting pictorial overview. Meeting PPT presentations will be loaded on the Ei Speaking Engagements page.
Thank you to those who contribute their resources, financial, time and expertise, to Elemental Impact - you are the reason for Ei program success. Our important work is educating the corporate community that sustainable operating practices make solid business sense. These are thrilling times - stay tuned!