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Green Innovations 2011: Waste or Wasted Opportunity

Featuring a showing of "DIVE! - Living off America's Waste"

Featuring Wisconsin's premiere showing of the award-winning documentary, "DIVE! Living Off America's Waste" and a post-documentary forum with the film's producer. See the film trailer below.

Film Trailer: DIVE! - Living off America's Waste

Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

UW-Green Bay, University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay

8 a.m.

Registration

8:45 a.m.

Welcome - UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden and Professor John Stoll, UW-Green Bay

9 a.m.

Waste Management in Wisconsin – A Historical Perspective
Introduction by John Stoll, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Economics), UW-Green Bay
Ann M. Coakley, Director of the Bureau of Waste and Materials Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (invited)

10 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Waste Transformation: Starting a Business

Moderator: John Katers,
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay

Panelists:

  • Mike Krysiak, CEO and Co-Founder, ENCAP
  • Neil Peters-Michaud, CEO and Founder, Cascade Asset Management
  • Ted Hansen, Director of Operations, Greenwood Fuels
11 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.

Breakout
Sessions

Track 1

Agricultural Waste

Moderator: Kevin Fermanich,
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
  • Gary Radloff, Policy Director, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI), UW-Madison
  • John Welch, Recycling Manager, Dane County
Track 2 Industrial Waste
Moderator: Lucy Arendt,
Professor, Cofrin School of Business, UW-Green Bay
Track 3 Municipal / Institutional Waste
Moderator: David Radosevich,
Professor, Cofrin School of Business, UW-Green Bay
  • Chuck Larscheid, Port and Solid Waste Director, Brown County
  • Tom Sigmund, Executive Director, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Nadeem Afghan, COO, BIOFerm Energy Systems
12:30 p.m.

Lunch

  • Aaron Popkey, Assistant Director of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, Green Bay Packers
  • Earth Caretaker Award - 2011 Recipient: Paul Wozniak
2 p.m.

Breakout
Sessions

Track 1

Internships: How Can They Help Your Company Deal with Waste?

Moderator: Steve Brachman,
Solid and Hazardous Waste Specialist, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)
  • John Arendt, UW-Green Bay Graduate Student and Aurora BayCare
  • Tony Rieth, UW-Green Bay Graduate Student and Skipper Buds
  • Steve Teclaw, UW-Green Bay Senior and Tosca Ltd.
Track 2

Emerging Waste Issues and Tools for Business and Industry

Moderator: John Katers,
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay

  • Jonathon Rivin, Solid and Hazardous Waste Specialist, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)
  • Victoria Arnold, Marketing Specialist, WasteCap Resource Solutions
3 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m

What Does Your Waste Say About Your Company?
Moderator: John Stoll, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Economics), UW-Green Bay
Panelist:

  • Mike Kraft, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science), UW-Green Bay
  • Mike Lizotte, Director of Sustainability, UW-Oshkosh
4:15 - 4:45 p.m

Wisconsin Idea Discussion

7 p.m.

DIVE! the film - Living Off America's Waste

This event will include Wisconsin's premiere showing of DIVE! the film followed by a question and answer session with the film's director, Jeremy Seifert. (Learn more about the film at http://www.divethefilm.com/) A panel discussion will highlight local food initiatives that are being developed.

Panelists:

  • Craig Robbins, Director, Paul's Pantry
  • Feeding America, Eastern Wisconsin

EAT TRASH campaign letter (pdf)

Day 2: Thursday, April 21, 2011

UW-Green Bay, University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay

8 a.m. Dumpster Dive - Kick off Waste Characterization Study
A random dumpster will be selected from Student Housing, which will be used to complete a waste characterization study. Waste Charcterization Results (xlsx) 29KB
8:15 a.m. Breakout
Sessions
Track 1

Waste Transformation Business Tour

  • FEECO International, Inc.
  • ENCAP, LLC
Track2

Sustainability Coordinators Presentations

Eileen Norby, Waste Minimization Manager, UW System

9:30 a.m. Break - Networking
9:45 a.m.

Keynote address: Economics of Recycling Markets - US, Global, and Us

Joe Van Rossum, Recycling Specialist/Director, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)
In his role as Recycling Specialist, Van Rossum provides technical assistance to businesses, municipalities and community groups in the area of recycling and solid waste management. He is also the current coordinator for the Wisconsin Master Composter program, which provides training and resources that individuals can use to perform composting related outreach activities.

11 a.m.

Wisconsin Wasted Opportunities

Business, Universities, and Citizens (session will be linked to morning's Dumpster Dive Results)

11:45 a.m. Wrap up Discussion of Wisconsin Ideas.