Beginning with Atlanta Recycles, Michael Cheyne - Atlanta Airport director of sustainability and asset management - hosted fellow executive committee members in his capacity as Atlanta Recycles co-chair. There is strong ZWZ history with Atlanta Recycles. When launched under the Green Foodservice Alliance, the ZWZ-Downtown Atlanta was in partnership with Atlanta Recycles. Another common ground is the Turner Foundation: Laura Turner Seydel serves as the ZWZ Chair and the Turner Foundation is one of Atlanta Recycles founding organizations.
|Chris & Jeff during lunch meeting|
with Sustainable Atlanta
|The Greenprints Midtown Team|
plus Chris, Jeff & Susan
In 2009, the ZWZ-Midtown launched in partnership with the Midtown Alliance. The ZWZ Ambassador Program was developed in partnership with the Midtown Alliance, who provided resources and valuable insight while creating the recruiting and training material.
Another strong program supporter, Jean Pullen represented the City of Atlanta and their vested interest in program success. As a ZWZ-Participant, the City works in tandem with the ZWZ in their city-wide zero waste initiatives. Jean facilitated introductions to Michael Cheyne at the Atlanta Airport, a ZWZ Participant and the Sustainable Food Court Initiative Airport Pilot.
|Meeting with GWCCA & CAP|
|Jeff & Chris all smiles after a|
successful day of meetings
With the formal meetings complete, Chris, Jeff, Susan and Ei founder Holly Elmore regrouped at Empire State South for a delicious ending to a fabulous yet exhausting day. The following day Chris & Jeff met with ZWZ Participants Affairs to Remember, Fifth Group Restaurants and Parsley's Catering.
Stay tuned for new ZWZ developments over the next months as the NRA determines how they may assist propelling the program into the next dimensions of impact - Exciting times!