Zero Waste Needs Your Help
NCRA's Zero Waste Advocacy Committee is its action arm to get to zero. We sue when need be, track legislation, write letters of support on matters of concern, and try to rock the boat NCRA style. Our committee is currently understaffed to do all that needs doing. We need NCRA members to be a part of this effort and join this committee. Meetings are few and far between as we communicate mostly by email, so you won't have another meeting to go to. We especially need: 1) alerts from you when you see an important legal issue about waste and recycling coming to your community; and 2) help writing letters and campaigning for the NCRA position. If you are interested, email email@example.com and we will make sure to include you.
- Helped write and pass Alameda County Measure D landfill charge for programs.
- Litigated to settlement limits on Waste Management's desired expansion of the Altamont Landfill.
- Filed amicus brief in landmark California Supreme Court Case: Waste Management of the Desert v. Palm Springs Recycling.
- Supported fee for service recyclable collection in amicus briefs in City of San Marcos v. Coast Waste Management, Woodfeathers v. Washington County, AGG Enterprises v. Washington County, Pleasant Hill Bayshore Disposal v. Chip-It Recycling.
- Appeared at public hearings on recycling issues in, among others, Pleasanton, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Sonoma County, and the Alameda County Recycling Board.
- Tracking current legislation, recommending positions and writing support/opposition letters.
NCRA has several committees that members can participate in. These committees advocate for Zero Waste, schedule tours, provides education and outreach, and manage the logistics and newsletter. Currently, the following committees meet monthly and play an advocacy role:
- Zero Waste Advocacy (ZWAC)
- Industry Support Services
Support Your Cause or Organization
NCRA supports many organizations, individuals, and legislative efforts.
ANNUAL MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC, SEPTEMBER 14
September 14, 11am-2:30pm, Lake Temescal, Landvale Picnic Area, 6500 Broadway, North Oakland. Join us for a day in the sun with food, games & fun. Family, friends and
dogs are welcome.
Free activities include delicious BBQ, Meditation, Bocce Ball, Croquet, Frisbee, Cornhole, Hiking & more!
NCRA will provide all food & drink – for members, Zero Waste Youth Convergence list members and folks under 19. $5.00 donation requested from non-members, adult family members and friends. No one is turned away from lack of funds. Need a ride? NCRA can help! Let us know when you RSVP. Please RSVP by Sunday, 9/7/14 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
The First Ever Zero Food Waste Forum! Click here to learn more.
NCRA is now active on Twitter @NCRARecycles & Instagram: ncrarecycles. Join the conversation for Zero Waste!
BOARD MEETING, SEPTEMBER 18
BIN PROJECT" SCREENING BEGINS AT 5:00PM AND BOARD MEETING AT 7PM
Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will host the Thursday, September 18 board meeting at its
offices on 21040 Marshall Street which is .7 mile from Castro Valley BART. The
meeting will begin at 5:00pm with the award winning documentary Clean
Bin Project which lasts for 75 minutes followed by the board meeting at 7pm. Clean Bin is a fun journey through the lives of Jen and Grant
as they aim for Zero Waste. It is the first documentary by Jen Rustemeyer and
Grant Baldwin, filmmakers of the food waste documentary Just Eat It, which will
be featured at the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16th.
If you plan to join us for the film and/or dinner, please RSVP by September 11 with
“NCRA September 18” in the subject line. Members are free; Non-members who take
part in the dinner will be asked to pay a donation of up to $7 for the food. Carpooling is encouraged. The best
bet is to arrange for someone to pick you up at BART. If you need help with
transportation, include a note with your RSVP. Directions from Oakland I- 580 Directions from Castro Valley BART
The NCRA Board meets the third Thursday of the month - except in August and December.
Activities: Faustina Mututa, Chair and Jenny Cutter
Communications Committee: Portia Sinnott, Chair, Tomer Shapira and all of you.
Membership and Engagement: Jessica Connolly and Tomer Shapira, Co-Chairs
Zero Waste Advocacy: Arthur Boone, Chair; John Moore, David Tam and Doug Brooms
Zero Waste Youth Convergence: Jessica Connolly and Emmanuel Nava, Co-Chairs
NCRA supports many important organizations and projects in our industry. Below, you will find some of the organizations and projects your membership dollars have supported over the last few years:
The Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition
Californians Against Waste
Container Recycling Institute
Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance
Grassroots Recycling Network
The Story of Stuff
Zero Waste Brain Trust