Simply Living and OSBC to present at environmental leadership academy

Simply Living and the Ohio Sustainable Business Council are proud to be featured at the upcoming two-day conference, Pathways to Environmental Leadership Academy, organized by the Ohio Recycling Coalition.

On Tuesday, November 16, at 9 a.m., Mayda Sanchez, executive director of the Ohio Sustainable Business Council, and Cathy Cowan Becker, executive director of Simply Living, will lead the session on Sustainability. Sanchez will present on “Discovering the Benefits of Being a Sustainable Business,” while Cowan Becker will present on “Six Phases of an Advocacy Campaign.”

The conference will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Register here

The Ohio Recycling Coalition’s Pathways To Environmental Leadership Academy offers career-focused environmental leadership training, real-time interactions with successful environmental leaders, a mentorship program, and professional development.

“Sustainability Leadership embraces the triple bottom line concept; the definition is: Mindful actions and behaviors embracing a global world-view to recognize the connection between the planet and humanity; thereby, through personal and organizational choices, effects positive environmental and social change,” said Arley Owens, executive director of the Ohio Recycling Coalition.

Before founding the Ohio Recycling Coalition, Owens was executive director of the Association of Ohio Recyclers and Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful, as well as a member of the board of directors for the National Recycling Coalition. Previously he had a career in the recycling division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The ORC Academy’s intense learning academy is designed to establish “Pathways To Environmental Leadership” by introducing academy participants to the principles of leadership, and establishing national networking opportunities with representatives from the sustainable and recycling industries.

The conference will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Register here

Here is the full schedule:

Monday, November 15, 2021 – National Recycling Day

Opening Session
Welcome, Arley Owens, Executive Director, Ohio Recycling Coalition
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks and National Recycling Coalition update
Bob Gedert, President National Recycling Coalition, and Co-Founder of the Ohio Recycling Coalition.
9:15 -9:45 a.m.

Abrilla Robinson, Managing Owner, Minorities in Recycling and Environmental Management Finding
Your Pathway To Environmental Leadership
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Learning Module 1: Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Louise Holliday, JB Green Team, Jefferson County Education Coordinator
Alisha Teramana, JB Green Team Belmont County Education Coordinator
How to reach and teach the Next Generation (K-12), about the environment, recycling and litter
prevention through classroom presentation and hands on activates.

Break – 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Key Note Special Presentation
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Gary Liss, Vice President Zero Waste USA, National Recycling Coalition Board Member
An Introduction to Zero Waste

Learning Module 2: Community Outreach
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Andrea Russell, North Linden Commissioner
How to turn an Underserved Community into a Deserved Community
Umoja Abdul-Ahad, Executive Director, Project 2000 and Zero Waste Neighborhoods
Zero Waste Neighborhoods and Urban Recycling Models

Break – 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Learning Module 3: Leadership
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Willie Johnson, President Willie Johnson Communications
Introduction and Fundamentals of Leadership

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Learning Module 4: Sustainability
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mayda Sanchez, Executive Director, Ohio Sustainable Business Council
Discover the Benefits of Being a Sustainable Business
Cathy Cowan Becker, Executive Director, Simply Living
Six Phases of an Advocacy Campaign

Learning Module 5: Sustainable Businesses
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Steve Grossman, President, Creative Green Marketing
The answer is yes, now, what is the question?
Marc Mataya – CEO + Inventor, The Year Round Yard Bag – Leaf Burrito

Break 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Sustainable Businesses Continued
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tia Johnson, CEO/Owner Fresh Bloom Bins
Celeste McMickle, Director, Client Solutions, TRUE – Total Resource Use & Efficiency, a zero-waste program, U.S. Green Building Council

3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Arley Owens, Executive Director, Ohio Recycling Coalition

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