Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, announces a live webinar series that will lead exploratory conversations on adopting a zero-waste vision.
The Keep America Beautiful webinar series, “Exploring the Transition to Zero-Waste Communities,” will bring together businesses, investors, elected officials, and more, as well as Keep America Beautiful representatives to discuss their journey to zero waste and define what it means for cities, towns, and rural communities to be waste-free.
The first webinar, “Zero-Waste Communities: A Vision for the Future,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. EST and will feature Helen Lowman, PhD, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO, as host. Lowman will be joined by panelists: Alex Helou, City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment Assistant Director; Jessica Rackley, National Governors Association Program Director of Environment and Energy; and Cooper Martin, National League of Cities Director of Sustainability and Solutions.
“We’re thrilled to launch this webinar series to convene different stakeholders and perspectives to understand how addressing waste offers solutions to several problems facing the planet,” said Lowman. “The panelists in the series demonstrate the integral roles and shared responsibilities that businesses, government, individuals, and organizations have in building and maintaining cleaner, healthier, and more resilient communities.”
Additional sessions include:
- March 18: “Transformative Corporate Initiatives for a Waste-Free World”
- April 8: “Consumer Behaviors & Zero Waste Communities: Inform? Enable? Incentive? Regulate?”
- April 29: “Reduce & Reuse: Innovations in Market-Based Solutions”
- May 20: “Building Community Partnerships for a Zero-Waste Approach”
Participants can sign up for one webinar session or the entire series. All webinars are free. Registration and more information can be found here. Individuals who join are encouraged to utilize the live chat and Q&A.