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Fairfax, CA (Marin County) Passed Zero Waste Resolution on 3-7-07

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From: "Bruce Baum" <b-baum@comcast.net>
Subject: Fairfax Passes ZW resolution
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 10:00:09 -0800
Some positive news from Fairfax??..Last night at the town council Fairfax became the first Marin town to adopt a Zero Waste by 2020 Resolution (attached): Mayor Larry Bragman introduced the resolution for approval. Vote was 4-1
For more information I can be reached at 707-459-5859
Bruce Baum
ZW Citizens Advisory Committee
Some quick points on ZW that were made last evening:
Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes 'recycling' but goes beyond recycling by taking a 'whole system' approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society.

Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.  http://www.grrn.org/zerowaste/
·         In 2002 CIWMB adopted a goal of Zero Waste as one of it?s guiding principles http://www.zerowaste.ca.gov/
·         Cities and counties around the state have adopted ZW resolutions including model programs in SF & Palo Alto Most municipalities in the Bay Area have also adopted ZW resolutions and strategies. (Oakland recently passed theirs).  None in Marin!

Gary Liss       
Fax: 916-652-0485