ZWF Speakers

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Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer

Faculty, College of New Rochelle, Former professor of Native American studies at Salish Kootenati College

Native American Approach to Sustainabilty in CT


Monique Bosch

Co-Founder and Owner
Wiggle Room

Food scraps into Black Gold: Worm Composting 101

Josh Cohen



Dan Delventhal

Founder and CEO

How Electric Lawn Care Solves Noise & Air Pollution Problems


Anna Giordano

We Future Cycle

Solving the garbage problem while creating a generation of kids who care

Robert Hendrick

Vice President, Supply Chain
Bigelow Tea

Bigelow’s sustainability efforts

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Zach Kapple

Hear the Story of a Self Contained Living System that is Housed on a Bus!

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Laurel Kohl

Eastern Connecticut State University

CT GreenLEAF Schools


Daniel Lanzilotta

Environmental Artist

Going beyond how we see objects and how we value stuff

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Peter Libre

Cutting waste to reduce atmospheric carbon and improve the political climate


Laura Petit

Learn About New Paltz City’s Municipal Zero Waste Action Plan


Nick Skeadas

Curbside Compost

Zero Waste Lifestyle in Fairfield County

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Leo Smith

International Dark Sky Association

The Dangers of Light Pollution

Speaker Schedule

11:00am-12:00pm Zero Waste Beyond Just Us
Peter Libre – Cutting Waste to Reduce Atmospheric Carbon and Improve the Political Climate
Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer – Native American Approach to Sustainability to Sustainabilty in CT
Robert Hendrick, Bigelow Tea – Our Push Towards Zero Through Innovation, Creativity and a Passion for Environmental Stewardship
12:00pm-1:15pm Zero Waste in Our Communities
Nick Skeadas, Curbside Compost – Furthering Food Scrap Recycling in Fairfield County.
Dan Delventhal, MowGreen – How Electric Lawn Care Solves Noise & Air Pollution Problems
Monique Bosch, The Wiggle Room – Food Scraps into Black Gold: Worm Composting 101
Laura Petit, City of New Paltz – New Paltz Zero Waste Action Plan
1:15pm-2:30pn Zero Waste Schools Roundtable
JOIN US for a Round Table discussion about bringing a Zero Waste Initiative to YOUR school! Hear about the Zero Waste Initiative at Wilton Public Schools, a call for safer, reusable alternatives from Greenwich Public Schools, and have the opportunity to share your schools’ story, hear from others, share ideas and more. Hear from Anna Giordano, founder of WeFutureCycle, speak about “Solving the garbage problem while creating a generation of kids who care” ALL are welcome: parents, teachers, administrators, community members!
2:30pm-4:00pm Conceptualizing Zero Waste
Zach Kapple – The Mouthpeace Bus
Daniel Lanzilotta – Going Beyond How We See Objects and How We Value Stuff
Josh Cohen, Junkluggers – Junkluggers

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