Workshop Speakers & Schedule

Deepen your knowledge with an Intermountain Sustainability Summit workshop. Workshops will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016.  Workshops include:

  • Community Zero Waste Road Map
  • LEED Green Associate Workshop
  • Smart Cycling


The Community Zero Waste Road Map: How to Achieve Success within Ten Years shutterstock_315852992_Wood Leaf Recycle_square_300_web

Eric Lombardi, Executive Director, and Kate Bailey, Program Manager at Eco-Cycle International, Boulder, Colorado.
Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Skyroom A&B, Ogden, UT
Friday, March 25th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meals are available on site, but not included

Overview

This workshop is for public employees, business owners, elected officials, concerned citizens, higher education institutions, and students, that want to reduce waste and recover 90% of the discards from their community.

Zero Waste is a proven local solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve resources, create jobs, reduce air and water pollution, and invest in healthy soils. Building a Zero Waste community starts with a vision and a plan, but achieving success requires proactive citizen participation and partnership with local government. This workshop explores the “what is” of Zero Waste—the key policies, programs and infrastructure that are successfully at work in communities today. You will learn “how” community change happens on the local level and how everyone has a role to play. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice co-creating a vision and a Zero Waste plan built on community engagement and relationships that will spark and sustain momentum.

About the speakers
Eric Lombardi is the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle International , and has over 30 years experience in community resource conservation, social enterprise development and non-profit organizational management. Lombardi ran Eco-Cycle, a nationwide pioneer in recycling from 1989-2014, and grew it into the largest community-based Zero Waste social enterprise in the U.S.A. with a staff of 70 and processing of over 50,000 tons of diverse recycled materials per year (2014).  Lombardi has worked nationally and internationally as a project consultant, keynote speaker and workshop leader for government and private sector clients and was invited to the Clinton White House in 1998 as one of the Top 100 USA Recyclers. Eric co-founded the U.S. GrassRoots Recycling Network and the Zero Waste International Alliance, based in Wales.

Kate Bailey is Program Manager, Eco-Cycle Solutions. She is a leading authority on Zero Waste best practices, and focuses on the (important) little things such as facts, numbers, details, and logistics that help Zero Waste initiatives succeed. She creates national reports, websites, webinars, and tools to empower diverse audiences, from individuals to state legislators, to adopt Zero Waste solutions.

Cost
• Professional/General – $105
• Student – $50

Register for this workshop.


LEED Green Associate Workshop

Whitney Ward, Associate Principal, VCBO Architecture
Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Room 316 Ogden, UT
Friday, March 25th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Meals are available on site, but not included

Overview
This all day Lecture will provide an Introduction to Green Buildings and Communities and includes both as overview of the US Green Building Council and LEED rating systems.  The workshop will also include an in depth exploration of the LEED Credit Areas: Integrative Process, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites (SS),   Water Efficiency (WE), Energy & Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Innovation in Design and Operations (ID) and Regional Priority Credits (RPC’s). Other topics for the day will include the synergies and future of green building, an overview of LEED  v4 for New Building Design and Construction checklist, and preparation for the LEED GA Exam.

Note
The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty designations are based on LEED v4, with all of the recent updates.

About the Speaker
Whitney Ward, an Associate Principal at VCBO Architecture, is an advocate for sustainable design and provides expertise in the design and documentation process for sustainable buildings. She has extensive experience in programming, facility planning, and community master planning. Whitney embraces a holistic design approach that ensures that functionality, flexibility, and durability are at the forefront of the projects that she works on. While at VCBO, Whitney has expanded her knowledge and experience through her work on projects such as Unified State Labs, Westminster College Master Plan, and SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

Cost
• Professional/General – $105
• Student – $50

Register 
for the LEED GA workshop. 


Smart Cycling Bike_shutterstock_141108250_web

Clint Watson, Director, Ogden Bike Collective, Ogden UT
Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Room 321 Ogden, UT
Friday, March 25th 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Overview
This two-hour workshop is all about basic bicycling skills and education. This workshop is not just for bicyclists! The workshop cover topics that affect all individuals, regardless of their preferred vehicle. The workshop will begin at 9:00 with “Rules of the Road,” which will navigate laws surrounding bicycling. From there, we will jump to “Safe Riding Skills” at 9:45, “Basic Bike Maintenance and Repair” at 10:15, and finish briefly with “Foul Weather Riding.” There are no required materials for this workshop—not even a bike!

About the Speaker
Clint Watson is the Director of the Ogden Bike Collective and a seasoned advocate for utilitarian and recreational bike riders. He is a League Certified Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists and has taught the “Traffic Skills” safe cycling classes to hundreds of beginner and experienced riders. He has worked as a volunteer, board member, mechanic, volunteer coordinator and director of nonprofit bike shops in Utah, Arizona, and Idaho.

Cost 
• Professional/General – $20
• Student – $15

Register
for the Smart Cycling workshop.