Events

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Taller TRUE Certificacion

SUMe Conference 2023

  • February 21, 2023 from 1 - 5 PM
  • Torre Mitiak, Mexico City, Mexico

Join TRUE Director of Market Development & Transformation Stephanie Barger for a zero waste workshop in partnership with SUMe and the World Green Building Council (presented in English). Check out the full conference schedule.


Measuring, Monitoring & Communicating for Zero Waste in Schools Workshop

Green Schools Conference

  • February 27, 2023
  • New Orleans, LA

This interactive TRUE schools’ workshop for K12 and higher education green school leadership will inspire teams to strengthen their training, reuse, recycling, composting and purchasing programs through targeted data collection, analysis, and reporting. Setting goals for waste reduction often comes easy but collecting and calculating data related to a zero waste program is often the most important, yet also most challenging, task for teams. During this hands-on workshop with TRUE rating system staff, learn about the importance of zero waste auditing, steps for collecting the right data, and tools for effectively communicating the results to build support for your program.

Tickets cost $50 to attend the workshop, which is part of the larger conference — though you don't need to attend the entire conference to join the workshop.

Learning objectives:
Understand the hierarchy of strategies for getting to zero waste, the power of reduction and reuse, and the scope of the TRUE resources available for supporting k-12 schools.
Identify zero waste opportunities to save and make money through your material streams and environmentally preferred purchasing.
Obtain key strategies to train staff, leadership and students to expedite your zero waste journey.
Identify tools that can be used to create a diversion tracking system and subsequent reports.


TRUE Community Call

  • March 14, 2023 1 PM ET/10 AM PT
  • Online

In our TRUE Community Calls this year we will provide some news and highlights, but we also want to hear from you. What questions or topics would you like for us to address about TRUE certification or the TRUE Advisor?


TRUE Community Call

  • May 9, 2023 1 PM ET/10 AM PT
  • Online

In our TRUE Community Calls this year we will provide some news and highlights, but we also want to hear from you. What questions or topics would you like for us to address about TRUE certification or the TRUE Advisor?


TRUE Advisor Study Group

  • July 12 - 26, 2023
  • Online

Join TRUE for Summer School! Stay on track to earn your zero waste professional credential with support from the TRUE team.


TRUE Community Call

  • October 10, 2023 1 PM ET/10 AM PT
  • Online

In our TRUE Community Calls this year we will provide some news and highlights, but we also want to hear from you. What questions or topics would you like for us to address about TRUE certification or the TRUE Advisor?