Inspiring Communities to Embrace and Achieve Zero Waste

Upcoming Classes

Live Webinars, Expert Instructors, Interesting Guest
Speakers and Excellent Resources

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Summer 2022
Introduction To Zero Waste Classes

Taught by
Richard Anthony, 8am-12pm PST
Thursday, September 1

$100 each. Click on date to register.
Group discounts available, as well as sliding scale options. Ask your friends!
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Promotional help welcome!

For more information, please use this form to contact the office.

Everyone is welcome to attend – managers, employees, municipal staff, elected officials,
community advocates, job seekers and students of any age.

For additional information, please review:
Class Descriptions Certification
and then watch the 1.5 minute Orientation. (needs updating)


Past Trainings and Events


Would you like to be formally trained to support communities and businesses
in embracing and achieving Zero Waste?

March 2022: A 7-week intensive with 4 hours of assignments per week
plus group project meetings starting Week 3.

Course is in English with English and Spanish groups meetings.

Taught by Ruth Abbe, Portia Sinnott and the Zero Waste USA Team

Program Details                     Questions

July 2021: Zero Waste USA is pleased to offer our introductory course in Spanish in collaboration with Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica, a national affiliate of the Zero Waste International Alliance. Join us for this special course, which will cover the theoretical and practical foundations of Zero Waste, case studies and practical solutions. Taught by Elena Mateo and Annemarie Sauter-Echeverria of Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica.

Zero Waste USA se complace en ofrecerun curso introductorioen español en colaboración con la Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica una afiliada nacional de Zero Waste International Alliance. Acompáñenos en este cursoespecial, el cual cubrirá los fundamentosteóricos y prácticosde Zero Waste, estudios de casos y soluciones prácticas. Impartido por Elena Mateo y Annemarie Sauter-Echeverria de Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica. Los participantes que aprueben el examen a libro abierto reciben un certificado de finalización firmado por el instructor. ¿Preguntas? Envíe una nota a zerowastecostaricaem@gmail.com.


January 2021: Zero Waste: Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Six two-hour webinars, taught by Zero Waste Youth USA Member Sage Lenier.
An award-winning, crash-course Everything We Can Do to Save The Planet 101 to equip its students with the tools necessary for changing the fate of humanity.
We begin with an in-depth look at consumption, waste streams, and the materials of that modern society.
Following that, we delve into: circular economy/cradle-to-cradle design, the industrialization of modern food, sustainable cities and architecture, climate change politics, decarbonization and more!

This course is solutions-based, with scalable actions that you can implement in your life, community, and career to properly address the ecological crisis.
Past students agree that it will invariably change your life and make you see the world differently!



Introduction to Recycling (ITR)
1/26 & 27, 2021
On-line, Hosted by NCRA