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Circularity 24: Accelerating the Circular Economy

  • May 22-24, 2024
  • Chicago, IL

Join TRUE team member Celeste McMickle at Circularity 2024 in Chicago. As the leading conference for professionals building the circular economy, Circularity 24 offers thought-provoking keynotes, actionable breakouts, a solutions-oriented expo and unparalleled networking opportunities for leaders implementing circular solutions.

USGBC California Circular Economy Transformation Workshop: TRUE Certification for Zero Waste

  • 11:30am-4pm PT on May 22, 2024
  • Los Angeles, CA

This interactive session equips attendees with the essential tools to revolutionize their waste management approach, transforming it into a commodity-driven, resource-centric, and zero waste plan that contributes to a circular economy both locally and globally.

Key components of the TRUE Rating System will be explored, focusing on training, system and material redesign, EPP purchasing, and a deep dive into the financial benefits of achieving zero waste. Engage with TRUE rating system staff and distinguished guest speakers to gain insights into recycling markets, data collection strategies, the 10 R’s of the zero waste hierarchy, and effective communication tools to garner support for your program.

During this hands-on workshop with TRUE rating system staff and guest speakers, learn about the importance of recycling markets, steps for collecting the right data, the 10 R’s of the zero waste hierarchy and tools for effectively communicating the results to build support for your program and best practices for waste elimination/waste diversion.

Case studies for TRUE for facilities along with TRUE for Events and TRUE for Construction will be reviewed.

2024 Green Sports Alliance Summit

  • June 11-13, 2024
  • Los Angeles, CA

The 14th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit returns as the largest and most influential gathering for the sports and entertainment community to unite around environmental and social sustainability. AEG, as a pioneering member of the Green Sports Alliance, returns as the Title Sponsor for the event being hosted across L.A. LIVE at Arena, Peacock Theater, and The NOVO. The Summit will gather over 700 stakeholders and feature proven solutions to advance the movement.

National Zero Waste Conference

  • October 2-3, 2024
  • Online

The National Zero Waste Conference is the annual two-day virtual educational and networking event organized by Zero Waste USA and partners, including TRUE.

Greenbuild 2024

  • November 12-15, 2024
  • Philadelphia, PA

Mark your calendar! Join TRUE at the largest green building conference in the world.