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1 Outreach Education and the SD Earth Fair

2 Earth Fair at Balboa Park Largest free annual earth fair in the world Draws over 70,000 visitors Features more than 300 exhibitors Over 400 volunteers

3 Population of 1.2 million single-familyProvides free waste and recycling collection to single-family homes only –No incentives to recycle more/better City of San Diego

4 San Diego landfill is due to close in 2019 Diversion rate at 64% Recently implemented a Business/Multi- family & C&D Mandatory Ordinance 7.57 average lbs/person

5 Zero Waste San Diego Started in January 2007 Became an official 501(c)3 March 2009 Agenda Driven –Education –Special Venues –Grassroots Organizing Comprised of volunteers, no staff

6 Zero Waste San Diego Mission Statement to create, promote and implement programs that maximize management and conservation of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, and persuade citizens, businesses, and governments in the San Diego County region to adopt a zero waste philosophy.

7 Earth Fair 2008 Organics only in the food court 40 volunteers sorting through the black bins 60% diversion

8 Earth Fair “Zero Waste Zones” Include green bins throughout park 2 volunteers at each zone Clear signs and guides for attendees

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10 Zero Waste Zones 3 Bin System Black – Trash Blue – Recycling Green – Food Discard 2 volunteers at each zone Guides Factsheet Clear signs and guides for attendees Tables at each zone for teachable moments

11 Challenges Galvanized bins will be taken away. At least most of them Cement bins will be not be serviced ~100 throughout park Heat…it’s hot!!!

12 Obstacles Vendor Sabotage Frito Lay Styrofoam Outside Material Park Vendors Attendee Sabotage Outside food packaging Baby Diapers Plastic Bags Bio-degradable…What? PLA Food Packaging

13 Overall 80% Diversion 100+ Volunteers Navy High School Students Online Volunteer Websites Social Media (ie. Listervs, Facebook) Obtain Great Partnerships

14 Next Year 90% Diversion Canopies Better Signage No PLA Recruit Partners Sponsors More Volunteers Eliminate Challenges Diminish Obstacles

15 Thank You! Laura Anthony Zero Waste San Diego Twitter: zerowastesd Be our Fan on Facebook


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