GRRN Colorado Retreat
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October 6-9, 2000
Blackhawk, Colorado

 Overview Main Meeting ZW Trust Meeting (Optional)

Thursday, October 5
We have the camp reserved Thursday night for GRRN Board; others welcome.

Friday, October 6
Afternoon: Arrive at Trinity Mountain Fellowship Camp in Blackhawk (2.5 hours from Denver airport via Boulder)
Dinner: First meal
Evening: GRRN Retreat Main retreat meeting starts.

Saturday, October 7
All day: GRRN Retreat.

Sunday, October 8
Morning: GRRN Retreat wrap-up
Afternoon, evening: Optional meeting on forming a Zero Waste USA Trust.

Monday, October 9
Morning: Finish up ZW USA Trust
Lunch: Clean up & depart.

(Preliminary Agenda)

Objective: Review & assess major projects from last year and establish 2 or 3 major projects for the next 12 months, including coordinating with with groups that have common goals and projects.

FRIDAY, October 6

[GRRN Board meeting during the day]

Afternoon: Participants arrive, enjoy mountains.

6-7 PM Dinner

8-9:00 PM Get together /informal welcome.

9:00 PM- on Catch up with old friends, make new friends

SATURDAY, October 7

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Welcoming remarks and introductions (two minutes each).

9:30-10:45 Review and discussion of GRRN's major projects during the past year including (Producer Responsibility, Coke & Bottle Bills; Wasting report; Recycle Congress; Forest Products Recycling; Zero Waste USA Trust; Zero Waste videos & Alternatives to Incineration/Landfilling. Also brief presentations (5 minutes) on other projects relevant to GRRN's Zero Waste mission.

10:45-11 Break

11-12:30 Discussion and evaluation of priorities and campaigns for the coming year.

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30-3:30 PM Time to play (rowing, canoeing, hiking, tennis, table tennis, walking, snoozing, hangin' out)

3:30-6:30 PM Breakout sessions on possible campaigns.

6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

7:30- PM Play time, networking (also summarize sessions & new ideas for Sunday presentations)

SUNDAY, October 8th

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast & cleanup

8:30-9:30 AM Reports from breakout groups

9:30-10:30 AM New Issues/Opportunities for GRRN Action

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Follow-up organizing/ Outreach strategy and Recap of decisions made/ Action plan

11:30-Noon Evaluation and any closing remarks by participants; Adjourn.

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch; Those not staying for optional Zero Waste USA Trust meeting depart.


Sunday 2 PM through Monday noon, October 8-9, 2000


Quick outline by all on why we have come and what we want from it 5 min each maximum.

Presentation by Warren Snow on the Zero Waste New Zealand Trust and key ingredients of success for the campaign. (30 min)

Discussion concepts and targets and whether a national zero waste campaign is relevant for the USA. (1 hour)

If agreed that it looks good do some sort of envisioning process to see how it would work in the big picture. (1 hour)

Discuss resources required. (30 min)

Start Stage One planning process, including budget estimates

Elect steering committee and define functions

Talk about fundraising strategy

Agree on actions and next meeting date

Set up date for final decision to go or not with ZW USA Trust concept and decide on implementation process.

[A committee of interested individuals could draft a plan Sunday evening, based on the discussion Sunday afternoon, for further work by the full group Monday morning.]