Green Festival Speakers

Gary Liss



Gary Liss, Mayor of Loomis, CA, is a leading advocate of Zero Waste in the United States. He has helped draft more Zero Waste Plans for communities than anyone else in America, including: Palo Alto, Oakland, Burbank, and Del Norte County, CA; Austin, TX; Telluride, CO; and Nelson, BC. He is now working on Zero Waste Plans for the City of Los Angeles, the City of Alameda, CA and Arkadelphia, AR. He was recently invited to be a technical resource person for the Clinton Climate Initiative to assist on major urban projects. He has drafted Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities, documented Zero Waste Businesses, and developed Zero Waste Business Principles. He has also helped organize the Zero Waste International Alliance, the national Zero Waste Committee of the Sierra Club and is a certified ZERI System Designer. Mr. Liss was a founder and past President of the National Recycling Coalition and was selected by the California Resource Recovery Association as Recycler of the Year in 2005.