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Net Zero: Homes and Waste

Net Zero: Homes and Waste

Zero is the new hundred. Designing and operating a home that generates as much energy as it uses used to be a theoretical concept. Now it’s becoming a reality. Some homes are also catching as much water as they use. Pricey? Sure. But not as pricey as you might think. We’ll discuss real homes that are exploring the boundaries of efficient living without reducing comfort.

San Francisco aims to produce zero waste by 2020. Is that really possible in a city with a booming economy and growing population? The city is ahead of the curve but policy, culture and psychology need to come together to reach the finish line. Other cities and universities are joining in and shaping the habits of big institutions and future generations.

In addition to talking trash, at this event Climate One staff will invite others to join them in the 5-Day Trash On Your Back challenge. Will you join us in carrying on your back in a plastic bag all the items you would otherwise put in landfill? We will compost and r