Closing the Loops on Lifecycles – Spring 2013



• Business Executives – Learn the expense-reducing and revenue-generating principles and practices in advanced corporate waste management and materials recovery programs

• Sustainability, EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility Professionals – Learn from expert change agents how to adapt proven process design and management methods to create and run successful institutional programs

• Academics – Discover new opportunities to research and teach advanced sustainability topics

• Students – Hear what days-in-the-life of sustainability practitioners are really like

• Government Agency Leaders – Gain insights into the state-of-the-art in waste management and materials recovery applicable to both public agencies and private enterprises

• Non-Governmental Organization Representatives – Discover new opportunities to work with corporations and government to achieve “3-R” benefits for all stakeholders


Focusing on essential concepts, methods and infrastructure, this one-of-a-kind professional development event will features panel of experts from southern California, who will:

  • Recap sustainability’s basic organizational management concepts
  • Deliver a concise mini-lecture on design, introduction and control concepts and methods for successful waste management and materials recovery programs, and
  • Using these concepts and methods, describe how they have been applied at some of southern California’s most progressive organizations to solve complex programs in these and other niches . . .
    • E-Waste and Other Industrial Equipment Reverse Logistics
    • Healthcare-Delivery-Industry Programs
    • Community-Based Food Programs, and
    • Best-in-Region Municipal Waste Management

Following the presentations, attendees will be able to apply their new knowledge during facilitated roundtable discussions to improve programs and efforts at their own organizations.

Don’t miss this exciting professional development program.  All of us involved in creating a “Greener Orange” are looking forward to seeing you at Irvine Valley College on March 1st.

Join these transformational leaders for an afternoon of professional development, idea sharing and collegial networking:

•             Introduction To Waste-Management and Materials-Recovery Program Design Concepts and Methods – Marialyce Pedersen, Zero Waste Expert, author (Backyard Composting, Keep It Off the Curb) and journalist, currently serving as adjunct faculty for the Golden West College’s Recycling & Resource Management program. 

•             Best-in-Region Municipal Waste Management Programs and Facilities – Antonia C. Graham, Irvine Valley College Adjunct Faculty Member and Public Works Analyst for the City of Placentia

•             Food Waste-Management and Materials-Recovery Programs – Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director of the Earth Resource Foundation, Zero-Waste Expert, and Environmental Responsibility Educator

•             E-Waste and Other Industrial Equipment Reverse Logistics – Robert Parsley, Account Manager at ECS Refining Southern California , an e-Stewards™ and R2™ Certified E-Waste and Industrial Equipment Reverse Logistics Company

•             Complex Programs:  Overcoming Challenges in the Healthcare Delivery Industry – William Borges, Interim Chair of the OCSC and author of the blog:  “Creating Healthcare Sustainability Programs”.


With check-in starting at 12:30 pm, the event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, March 1, 2013, at:

Irvine Valley College, Business Sciences and Technology Innovation Center, Room BSTIC 101
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

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Parking is $2.00 per vehicle, which is payable at the bankcard- and small-denomination-cash vending machines in the parking lots.   Lots 4 and 5 are situated closest to Room BSTIC 101.


The advance online registration prices are:

• $40 for professionals,

• $25 for faculty members and public agency and NGO representatives, and

• $5 for students.

At-the-door prices for these respective categories will be $50, $30 and $10. Discounts are available for IVC and Golden West College faculty, students, graduates and sustainability program sponsors. Please contact W. Borges at for details.

To register online via PayPal™, please visit OCSC’s website at:


For more information, please contact William Borges at: