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Friday, February 13, 2009

ZWZ ~ Downtown Atlanta Announced to Media

The Zero Waste Zone ~ Downtown Atlanta is now official!!

The ZWZ was announced to the media on Tuesday, February 10 via a press conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. Stan Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4, led the press conference with an overview of the importance of the ZWZ. Lynnette Young, Executive Director of Sustainable Atlanta, Laura Turner Seydel, ZWZ Honorary Chairperson, and Kevin Duvall, Assistant General Manager GWCC, each gave particulars on the impact of the ZWZ to Atlanta, the southeast and the nation.

Media response has been excellent on all mediums ~ click here for a list of media coverage links.
The Meeting Planners International conference finale luncheon was held at the GWCC following the press conference. Huge Announcement: All food related to the luncheon was consumed, donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank or hauled for composting. NO FOOD RESIDUALS WENT TO THE LANDFILL!!

For more details on the MPI luncheon, visit the GFA blog.

This is only the beginning. Stay tuned as we continue divert more and more tonnage of product from going to landfills!

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