Zero Waste

Zero Waste Collegiate Survey

Help set zero waste priorities within higher education by taking this survey. 

Zero Waste

Zero Waste means moving from a linear waste disposal system to a cyclical resource management system. "If a product can't be reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned, or removed from production."

To add to this dialogue, please take the above survey!

Setting Course

What policies on sustainable resource management will be required?

Shifting Financial Incentives

What subsidies for waste and pollution should be avoided on campus? Boycotted from campus?

What green practices should be "procotted" on campus and around town?

Advanced Recovery

What new materials can be recovered through reuse, recycling, or composting?

Clean Production

How can campus operations be less toxic and more resource efficient?

Consumer Education

What campaigns are ripe for staff and student consumer education and product take-back?

Bricks and Mortar 

What campus and/or community centers are needed for total recovery-- reuse, recycling and composting, material exchange, and education.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Where are the jobs for college grads and how do they get them?