California Events

We're pleased to share news, grants, educational events and opportunities offered by our Technical Councils and industry partners:

 

***********

GAIA's #BeyondRecovery Series

GAIA is pleased to announce that the GAIA's global study Zero Waste and Economic Recovery: The Job Creation Potential of Zero Waste Solutions finds that zero waste creates the most jobs of any waste management approach--200x more than landfills and incinerators!

Zero waste systems not only create more jobs, they create better jobs. Studies show that jobs in zero waste go beyond basic manual labor, provide higher wages, offer more permanent positions and improve quality of life. Zero waste systems are an essential part of a just transition, where those impacted by waste pollution are the first to receive the benefits of gainful zero waste employment. 

Let's stop throwing away the chance to create thousands of good jobs. It's time for our leaders to invest in solutions that work for us and our planet.

***********

US EPA Region 9 National Recycling Grant Funding Overview & Feedback Session, May 11th 2-3:30 pm

U.S. EPA EPA Region 9 National Recycling Grant Funding Overview & Feedback Session (for participants from Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, California, Tribes and Pacific Islands).

Date: Wednesday, May 11th from 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time

Register: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_V_VsPC_vRrCo5z497yxOHQ

Sign up for EPA updates & grants announcements:  https://www.epa.gov/recyclingstrategy/forms/stay-connected

The meeting will cover these EPA funding programs that are currently under development: 

  •  Solid Waste Infrastructure & Recycling Grants-- $275,000,000 ($55 million nationally/yr. from FY22-26)
    • Supports improvements to local post-consumer materials management, including municipal recycling programs; and assists local waste management authorities in making improvements to local waste management systems.
  • Reuse, Reuse, Recycle Education and Outreach Grants-- $75,000,000 ($15 million nationally/yr. from FY22-26)
    • Focused on improving material recycling, recovery, management, and reduction.
    • Directs EPA to develop a model recycling program toolkit for States, Tribes, local governments for use in carrying out the grant program.

Notetakers will record the session feedback. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback if you are not able to attend this session.

***********