Zero Waste Principles and Practices
Wednesdays and Fridays
February 3 – 26, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
“Waste is a design flaw.” (Kate Kreba)
In keeping with the notion that waste is a design flaw, SWANA's Zero Waste Principles and Practices course challenges you to create a plan for achieving zero waste that works for your community. Learn how to infuse zero waste concepts and practices into your programs, communications and community engagement, and access new partners and funding to help you reach your new waste reduction goals.
DATES: The course debriefings will be held Wednesdays and Fridays, February 3 – 26, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET. Please visit Course Schedule to view full schedule.
OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, you will be able to:
CONTENT: The Zero Waste Principles & Practices course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement:
FORMAT: This course is designed as a 100% virtual learning experience that combines self-study and real-time, instructor-led debriefings. In the debriefings, SWANA-certified faculty members guide you through the key concepts of each lesson and teach you how to apply what you're learning to your everyday work life. The 75-minute debriefings will be held twice a week for four weeks in February 2021.
MATERIALS: You will receive access to 10 video recordings of the lessons, the Zero Waste Principles and Practices eCoursebook, and supplemental materials on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (The hard-copy coursebook is available at an additional charge.)
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 continuing education credits to apply toward a current SWANA certification.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Ideal for entry- and mid-level managers of programs and systems serving local governments and other industry professionals that work in an advisory or consulting capacity with municipal programs and staff
CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel your registration through Sunday, January 10, 2021, 11:59 pm ET. A $100 cancellation fee will be assessed. Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no cancellations on and after Monday, January 11, once the course materials have been made available.
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The Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course is a joint undertaking of SWANA and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA). CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies. SWANA, with its work in 47 chapters across the United States and Canada, is committed to educating professionals working in the industry and to moving the industry as a whole from a focus on solid waste management to resource management.
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SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industries, WASTECON’s high value content is designed to advance executive leadership effectiveness and inspire your teams. WASTECON will be transformed into a virtual conference January 26-28, 2021.