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Learn more about TRUE and zero waste

View past trainings and presentations on the USGBC course catalog under the "Programs" filter for TRUE and on YouTube. Sign up for emails to get event announcements.

Expediting your journey to zero waste through TRUE Certification

Construverde 2023

  • June 7
  • Bogotà, Colombia

Do you want to be part of the group of expert professionals in zero waste management? Take advantage of the presence of Stephanie Barger, Director of Market Transformation and Development of the TRUE Zero Waste certification, and take our workshop Expediting Your Journey to Zero Waste through TRUE Certification. In addition, you will get a discount of US $100 towards the TRUE Advisor accreditation exam. Don't miss the opportunity to learn interactively and directly with the TRUE system team about the tools and strategies to help companies implement a sustainable financial and zero waste program.

¿Quieres ser parte del grupo de profesionales expertos en la gestión de cero residuos? Aprovecha la presencia de Stephanie Barger, Directora de Transformación del Mercado y Desarrollo de la certificación TRUE Zero Waste, y toma nuestro workshop Expediting Your Journey to Zero Waste through TRUE Certification. Además, obtendrás un descuento de US $100 para el examen de acreditación TRUE Advisor. No te pierdas la oportunidad de aprender de manera interactiva y directamente con el equipo del sistema TRUE sobre las herramientas y estrategias para ayudar a las empresas a implementar un programa financiero y de cero residuos sostenible.

Build Your Zero Waste Purchasing Powers Workshop

Hosted by GreenEducation.US

  • June 21, 10 am PST
  • Virtual

Did you know there are 14 possible credits towards TRUE certification related to environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP)? Mastering EPP implementation is a critical part of achieving zero waste. If you’re ready to learn lots about EPP, including calculating the savings from many potential avoided purchasing opportunities, sprinkled with great stories of lessons learned in the trenches during 35 years in sustainability, please join TRUE Advisor and National Recycling Coalition Board Member Marialyce Pedersen (a co-collaborator for the TRUE program and former TRUE Technical Advisory Council member)

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.

Mercedes Benz Stadium Sustainability Tour + Atlanta United Game

  • August 26, 2023 5 PM ET
  • Atlanta, GA

Join the TRUE and USGBC community for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of TRUE certified MBS + 1 ticket to the Atlanta United game!

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?

National Zero Waste Conference

Waste Expo

  • October 25-26
  • Online

The National Zero Waste Conference is the annual two-day virtual educational and networking event organized by Zero Waste USA and our partners. Zero Waste Businesses & Institutions is the focus on Wednesday, October 25 and Zero Waste Communities on Thursday, October 26, 2023.