2015 Tours and Workshops

Tours and Workshops

CRA’s 25th Annual Conference and Trade Show

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Tours and Workshops

Monday, March 23


Horry County Solid Waste & Conbraco$3530A three-part tour that takes attendees to the local county landfill, the materials recovery facility, and a foundry plant that practices as much zero-waste as possible all located in Conway. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Brookgreen Gardens$55 30A sculpture garden and wildlife preserve focused on history, art, and nature. Opened in 1932 and built on former rice plantations, Brookgreen Gardens included several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures, the Lowcountry Zoo and trails through several ecosystems. Brookgreen Gardens is featuring Environmental Impact, a cutting edge art exhibition that is touring museums throughout the United States. The purpose of the exhibition is two-fold: 1) to recognize, document, and share the work of leading contemporary artists who choose to focus their art on local and global environmental issues; and 2) to heighten public awareness and concern about the degradation of diverse environments. The tour includes transportation and a boxed lunch.

Tour and Workshop

UNC - Wilmington$3530The CRC Workshop is an opportunity to hear from fellow colleagues about exciting innovations, new ideas, challenges, and lessons learned in the world of collegiate recycling. The workshop will be followed by lunch and a tour of the UNC - Wilmington campus.
New Hanover County $3550Hear from your peers about options to divert and recycle C&D materials from your waste stream. This half-day session on Monday afternoon will start with presentations from model programs around the Carolinas and a discussion about markets and opportunities. It will be followed by a tour of the New Hanover County C&D recycling facility that will soon be operational. Transportation will be provided from the meeting site to the New Hanover County facilities. *Lunch is included*
Battleship North Carolina $3550The Sustainability Assessment Workshop will give participants the knowledge and direction to walk through facilities to determine their best methods to reduce waste, conserve water and reduce power bills. The workshop will take place on the “Battleship North Carolina”. It will include both classroom instruction and an actual assessment tour of the Battleship with suggested improvements to support their goals of improving their recycling program.

Tuesday, March 24

Education & Outreach Workshop$2530Want to refresh your outreach style with the latest and greatest activities for school-agers? Attend this workshop and gain the tools you need to succeed as a recycling educator in this age of core-curriculum-centered, activity based learning for K-12 students.
HHW Workshop
How to Swim with the Regulators:
Bringing HHW Full-Circle
$25Managers and potential managers of Household Hazardous Waste programs are governed by several regulatory agencies and must adhere to many regulations in order to operate under a temporary or permanent permit. This workshop will explain and simplify those requirements under NC-DEQ (EPA), OSHA (Safety and Emergency Response) and FIFRA (Pesticides). State regulators, experienced HHW managers, and industry experts will share information, tools and experience to help you get started with your program or improve your existing program.
KAB Workshop$25If you are looking to find workable solutions to enhance your partnership connections and maximize litter prevention program success, this workshop is for you. Although the workshop is open to all CRA Conference attendees, it will specifically address KAB programs and affiliate requirements. The workshop is focused on litter prevention, cleanups, enforcement and education.
Manufacturers Zero Waste Workshop
Zero Waste to Landfill 101$30Business and industrial participants will learn the basics of launching and running a Zero Waste to Landfill program at their facilities. In an interactive and training-paced environment, pier presenters will cover topics of getting started, green teams, dumpster dives, tracking progress, and cost-effective approaches. Technical assistance presenters will share a number of valuable tools, resources, and examples to empower attendees to successfully develop their own ZWTL initiatives.
The ZW workshop fee also includes the ZW Conference morning session for CRA attendees.


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