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Join Post Landfill (PLAN) for their first annual Students for Zero Waste Conference October 3-4, 2014 in Durham, New Hampshire.

10/3/2014 to 10/4/2014
When: October 3-4, 2014
Where: Post-Landfill Action Network
Durham, New Hampshire  03824
United States

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Join PLAN’s first annual student summit for a world without waste!

This fall, students from campuses all over the country will come together to learn about the waste crisis and how we can work together to solve it. Whether it’s improving composting rates on campus, organizing a move-out waste collection programs, or working with your administration on a comprehensive zero-waste initiative, this conference will cover it all.

Today, we can reduce, reuse, recycle, repair, and compost just about everything. We can make landfills and incinerators obsolete. We can build zero-waste campuses that lead the way to a world without waste.
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Please click here to register. The cost for students is $15; the cost for non-students is $25. PLAN member campuses each receive 10 discounted registrations – visit your campus’s program page and contact your program coordinator to get a coupon code. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

The keynote speech by Dr. Paul Connett is free and open to the public. It will take place on Friday, October 3 in the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Here is Dr. Connett’s five minute video introduction to zero waste and how to achieve it – for a deeper dive, check out his book “The Zero Waste Solution” on Amazon!

Travel Scholarships
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to offer limited travel scholarships to help student groups attend the Students for Zero Waste Conference. We will strive to allocate this funding as efficiently as possible to help the maximum number of students attend the conference. To apply for a travel scholarship, please submit the following information to, no later than Thursday, September 17. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be no longer than 1 page (plus budget, which may be separate)

- Name of lead contact, class year / administrator position
- Student group attending (if applicable), number of students attending
- Provide a budget for travel to the conference. Keep in mind that food and housing is provided. 
- Indicate other sources of funding available on campus, steps taken to access this funding, and results.
- Describe your groups’ interest in attending this conference, including your ongoing or planned efforts to reduce waste on campus.

The Durham Community Church has made space available for students to stay free on Friday night. The church is located in downtown Durham, within minutes of all conference events. When you register, please indicate if you will be staying at the DCC.

Conference Agenda

Friday, October 3
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome & Keynote Address
Dr. Paul Connett, author, The Zero Waste Solution

Saturday, October 4
8:15am – 9:00am
Breakfast and Registration
9:00am – 10:30am
Plenary: The waste crisis
10:30am – 11:00am
Networking break
11:00am – 12:30pm
Skill-building workshops
12:30pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Plenary: Waste solutions
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking break
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student leadership for waste solutions workshops

For more information, please click here!

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