2022 Zero Waste Week


Zero Waste North Bay is organizing Zero Waste Week from July 24 – 30 and is a grass-roots approach to raise awareness about the environmental impacts of waste and ways to live a more zero waste lifestyle. Throughout the week, the California North Bay communities will be part of the solution through public awareness and activities that focus on reducing, reusing, recycling, repurposing and composting. Anyone can be part of the solution! Join us in a week of events highlighting zero waste action.

Zero Waste North Bay is a group of environmentally-minded community stakeholders and includes government, businesses, non-profits and individuals collaborating to move our community closer to achieving zero waste. Organizations involved include Zero Waste Sonoma, Recology, Sonoma County Resource Recovery, AB 939 Local Task Force, and more.


Upcoming Events


Gleaning Plums at Jack London State Park

Gleaning Plums at Jack London State Park

July 30, 2022 - 9:00 am
Farm to Pantry is looking for volunteers to help harvest plums at Jack London State Park. We are a gleaning organization that harvests produce from farms and properties around Sonoma County that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributes that food to a variety of partner organizations working to combat food insecurity. Join us to ...
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Upcycled Art Assemblage Demonstration

Upcycled Art Assemblage Demonstration

July 28, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Artwork made from objects that have satisfied their original use. Upcycled art promotes conservation of our planet's limited resources. New, original uses for so-called disposable objects. Reusing these objects in artwork reduces the amount of trash going to landfill. Please join us for a free assemblage demonstration of the art on display in this ...
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Easy Home Composting Workshop (Webinar)

Easy Home Composting Workshop (Webinar)

July 27, 2022 - 6:00 pm
The City of Santa Rosa invites you to attend a free virtual home composting workshop. Did you know that the number one item in our garbage is organic food scraps? Over 21% of what is in the average garbage can is food scraps. Combined yard trimmings and food scraps equal more than 54% of ...
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Reducing Food Waste Class

Reducing Food Waste Class

July 28, 2022 - 5:30 pm
Join us in our Community Kitchen as we explore ways to reduce food waste at home. We will show you how to use up leftovers and other things that would end up in the trash. Learn how to make meatless meatballs, “cream of the fridge” risotto, chard stem gratin, and more. Wednesday, July 28, ...
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Produce & Pantry Food Share

Produce & Pantry Food Share

July 30, 2022 - 10:00 am
Wanted! Your surplus homegrown produce or unexpired pantry goods to share. Help eliminate food waste and support our community! Feel free to trade for items you don't have or simply take what you will eat. All leftover food will be donated to local food recovery organizations. Co-sponsored by 350 Petaluma and the Petaluma Regional ...
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Zero Waste Petaluma Clothing Swap

Zero Waste Petaluma Clothing Swap

July 27, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Join Zero Waste Petaluma (350Petaluma) for a communal clothing swap during this upcoming Zero Waste Week! Please bring gently used clothing and your own bag to participate in the fun. Please do not bring any tattered clothes or undergarments. The event will be held at Grand Central Petaluma Coffee Shop on the beautiful Petaluma ...
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Colgan Creek Cleanup (Santa Rosa)

Colgan Creek Cleanup (Santa Rosa)

July 30, 2022 - 9:00 am
Help us remove trash and other debris to prevent it from reaching the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and making its way to the Russian River and Pacific Ocean. The Colgan Creek Trail is a 1.2-mile paved trail running along a portion of the creek between Bellevue Avenue and Todd Road in southwest Santa Rosa ...
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Tour of Redwood Landfill Compost Facility & Compost Giveaway

Tour of Redwood Landfill Compost Facility & Compost Giveaway

July 30, 2022 - 8:00 am
Join us for a tour of the WM Redwood Composting Facility, which is one of three composting facilities that currently process green cart and bin material from Sonoma County residents. See and learn how food scraps and plant trimmings are transformed into carbon rich compost on a large scale with advanced technology. Free bagged ...
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Gleaning Transport - Farm to Pantry

Gleaning Transport – Farm to Pantry

July 27, 2022 - 10:30 am
Farm to Pantry is hosting our biggest single-day glean ever for Zero Waste Week. We will have over 150 volunteers on 10+ properties to rescue apples from going to waste! We are in need of drivers to help us pull this off. Please sign up to drive and deliver a load (or 2!) of ...
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Reuse Roundtable

Reuse Roundtable

July 25, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Reuse Roundtable is a free public event with the goal of discussing our strengths and needs as a Reuse Community in Sonoma County. Come join us for an open dialogue centered on how we can reduce climate change by expanding, supporting, and developing our industry and infrastructure. Looking for reuse practitioners such as reuse ...
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Zero Waste Curious (In Person & Via Webinar)

Zero Waste Curious (In Person & Via Webinar)

July 25, 2022 - 6:30 pm
LEARN the why's and how's of Zero Waste - at home, work, school and events. Better understand today’s recycling and composting challenges and how you can make a difference. FIND OUT why the Bay Area is considered a hub of the Zero Waste movement, how Sonoma County fits in that picture. DISCOVER what local ...
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Solutions Sunday - Design Tomorrow

Solutions Sunday – Design Tomorrow

July 24, 2022 - 11:00 am
Explore some ways that science is helping our community in the fight against climate change through games, crafts, and experimentation! There are so many ways that creativity and science are connected, and it’s this connection that leads to the most impactful climate solutions. During our time together, we will learn about how cities, towns ...
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