TRUE Zero Waste Workshop: Don’t Let Your Bottom Line Go To Waste

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart, 6th Floor (Meet on 6), 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


  • (Use the discount code sent in your confirmation email from the Drawdown Illinois Summit. Price will go up to $70 after 9/11.)
  • Tickets will increase to $85 on 9/11 and $95 on 9/20.
  • Code will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ashley Marinko at or 312-245-8300.
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Join Illinois Green and GBCI for a workshop diving into the TRUE Zero Waste standard on September 25 - day two of the Drawdown Illinois Summit! 

Are you throwing away your bottom line? The TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification program digs deep into your company's waste streams to turn them into valuable resources. This dynamic and interactive workshop will provide you with the tools to design and implement your zero waste plan. A variety of companies will present their success strategies including employee engagement, zero waste purchasing and going beyond recycling. Learn how to maximize your “resources” through hauler contracts, rightsizing and understanding commodity markets


  • Susie Westrup, Director, TRUE Zero Waste
  • Stephanie Katsaros, Founder & President, Bright Beat
  • Mark Bettin, Vice President of Engineering, Merchandise Mart
  • Austin Simpson, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, method products pbc

Continuing EducationSelf-report 3.5 continuing education hours toward maintaining your LEED professional credential. 

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This workshop is being held in coordination with the Drawdown Illinois Summit on September 24. Tickets are on sale now and Summit attendees receive a discount code for use on the TRUE Zero Waste Workshop to further their learning on this drawdown topic.

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