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WA Litter Summit

July 20 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

You are invited to the Washington Litter Summit, which will be virtual, on the afternoon of July 19 and morning of July 20. This educational event is designed for government employees, non-profit staff, community leaders and public officials working on solutions to address litter-related problems in Washington State. The goal is to share technical, solution-oriented strategies, resources, policies, success stories and innovation to turn the tide on litter. The summit seeks to highlight and discuss policy, funding, behavior change, communications, innovative programs and other strategies to address this growing issue. This event will also be an opportunity to develop partnerships and future actions.

The agenda is under development. The plan is to include four sessions around the general themes of: Homeless encampments, Prevention/Messaging, Policy/Programs/Best Practices and Cleanup/New Technologies. The keynote presenters are: Jeff Kirschner (Founder & CEO of Litterati) talking about their data-driven approach in communities across the US to address the problem and Nancy Lee (Founder and President of Social Marketing Services) talking about her research work with Ecology related to social marketing to address litter reduction.

What:         Washington Litter Summit, virtual summit for government employees, non-profit staff, community leaders and public officials working on solutions to address litter-related problems in Washington State.

When:        July 19, 2022 (12-3:30 pm) – July 20 (9-12 am)

Register:    Sign up for this free event here: https://bpt.me/5363529

Goal: Share technical, solution-oriented strategies, resources, policies, success stories and innovation to turn the tide on litter in Washington.

Waste and litter issues are detrimental to human and environmental health, wildlife, the economy, and are a huge concern for residents. Several state, local and nonprofit organizations are planning a statewide summit to highlight and discuss policy, funding, behavior change, communications, innovative programs and other strategies to address this growing issue. This event will also be an opportunity to develop partnerships and future actions.

Presented by Zero Waste WA

For more information about the Litter-Free Washington Summit, please contact Heather at heather@zerowastewashington.