Class Description: Introduction to Zero Waste (IZW) is a four-hour online (zoom) or six-hour in-person class designed, hosted, and taught by Zero Waste USA board members and staff. Participants will learn about Zero Waste principles and the Zero Waste International Alliance’s (ZWIA) Zero Waste definition and Hierarchy during this class. Participants will also be introduced to Zero Waste principles and planning techniques for businesses, institutions, and communities.

IZW includes ample time for questions and discussion. Participants will participate in a short group project at the end of the class, followed by a quiz. Participants will complete an evaluation and receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing the class, quiz, and evaluation.  

Class Outline:

  • What is Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste Drivers and Benefits
  • Zero Waste Businesses and Institutions
  • Zero Waste Community
  • Situation Report
  • Zero Waste Infrastructure
  • Zero Waste Planning
  • Zero Waste Lifestyle

Class Goal and Outcome: This class aims to introduce the principles of Zero Waste to participants beginning their journey to learn about Zero Waste. The participants who should attend this class are young professionals, municipal employees, and individuals who want to advocate for Zero Waste in their community or business. By the end of the class, participants should understand what Zero Waste is and how it is carried out in businesses and communities. 

Cost: $125. Zero Waste USA Affiliates – $85. Group discounts are available.

2024 Schedule:

Introduction to Zero Waste Class • June 2024!

The Introduction to Zero Waste class is a four-hour online class with a thirty-minute break taught by Zero Waste USA board members or staff. Participants will learn about Zero Waste...

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12 June 2024
Virtual, CA United States
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