Can your company help our bases achieve Net Zero Waste goals?

Senator Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) are pleased to host the 3rd Annual North Carolina Federal Environmental Symposium on June 13, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC.

Can your company help our bases achieve Net Zero Waste goals?

What is Net Zero Waste?

A net zero waste installation is an installation that reduces, reuses, and recovers waste streams, converting them to resource values with zero landfill over the course of a year. The components of net zero solid waste start with reducing the amount of waste generated, re-purposing waste, maximizing recycling of waste stream to reclaim recyclable and compostable materials, recovery to generate energy as a by-product of waste reduction, with disposal being non-existent.

We will discuss how more recycling strategies are developed moving beyond metals, paper and cardboard to include mattresses, glass, plastics, batteries, computer printers and motor oil. The best strategy is to consider the waste stream when purchasing items, reduce the volume of packaging, reuse as much as possible, and recycle the rest. A true cradle-to-cradle strategy considers the end state at the time the purchase decision is made.

WHEN. June 13, 2012


Holiday Inn Bordeaux & Conference Center

1707 Owen Drive

Fayetteville, NC 28304


This statewide Symposium is focused on helping installations and federal agencies meet their net zero goals and the requirements outlined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, while simultaneously creating business opportunities for North Carolina businesses.


The Symposium will engage up to 350 industry and government representatives in facilitated, interactive discussions focused on current DoD and installation initiatives, future requirements and industry recommendations to achieve sustainability objectives.


The Symposium will feature the following:

  • Kickoff and keynote remarks
    • Scheduled to attend:
      • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Sustainability, Mr. Richard Kidd
      • US Army Reserve Command, Command Executive Officer/Director of Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprises – Tad Davis (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Army for Environment, Safety & Occupational Health)
    • Invited to attend: Deputy Assistant Secretaries of the Navy and Air Force
  • General session: Focused on the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, and associated business opportunities
  • Three interactive Roundtables focused on all three aspects of the services’ net zero initiatives (energy, water and waste), the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force and goals in the DoD and other agency’s sustainability plans, including business opportunities created by implementation of initiatives to achieve these goals
  • Expo of North Carolina businesses in the environmental and energy marketplace.


REGISTRATION. Registration is now available.



Attendee registration includes a full program, light breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages/snacks throughout the day, access to the exhibitor expo and event materials.

*You may register up to 2 attendees per individual registration form.  Use multiple registration forms to register more than 2 attendees.

To register as an individual,



Exhibitor registration includes a table-top for exhibitor display (see below for more information), plus admission for two (2) to the Symposium which includes a full program, light breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages/snacks throughout the day and event materials.

*Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis – limited space is available.

To register as an exhibitor,



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