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May 24, 2016


National Zero Waste Business Conference June 1-4

The 5th annual National Zero Waste Business Conference, Tuning in to Zero Waste, is the premier event for waste reduction at businesses and beyond. The conference, scheduled for June 1-4, 2016,  is conducted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council ( in partnership with local host and title sponsor Austin Resource Recovery in Austin, TX - a city known for great music and progressive Zero Waste actions.

Get the latest best practices from experts who are making Zero Waste a reality. Sessions focus on Zero Waste operations, economics, policies, and more. Keynote speakers include Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Market Global Leader of Sustainable Facilities and Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response at the U.S. EPA.

Leading organizations such as Sodexo, General Motors, NRDC, Samsung, Etsy, local host Austin Resource Recovery, and others will also be sharing their Zero Waste best practices.

No matter where you are on your Zero Waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts. This includes an introductory Zero Waste 101 workshop, a colleges & universities workshop, and tours of local facilities including Samsung, the ESPN X Games at the Circuit of the Americas, University of Texas, and Organics by Gosh composting facility.

Professionals from all sectors (private, public, nonprofit, academia) are invited to gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to exceed waste reduction goals while cutting costs. Visit the USZWBC website ( for more information including complete program, registration, sponsorship opportunities, tours, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more.

Special offer for FGBC network: Enter the code "nzwbc16FGBC" during registration and a set of 20% off early-bird discounted rates will appear!!! Register today!

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FGBC Background and Mission

The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Our mission is to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.

FGBC was conceived and founded in the belief that green building programs will be most successful if there are clear and meaningful principles on which "green" qualification and marketing are based. We are a membership-based organization governed by a Board of Directors and corporate officers who are elected by the general membership.

The FGBC is continually finding new and innovative ways to educate builders, developers, local governments, and consumers about how to achieve a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future.

The purposes of the Florida Green Building Coalition are:


2004 - Sustainable Florida 'Best Practices' Award
2013 - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Exemplary Water-Energy Program

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