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


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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Zero Waste Movie Night: Kiss the Ground

Zero Waste Movie Night: Kiss the Ground

July 29, 2022 - 7:00 pm
Come one, come all to a free screening of the inspiring film Kiss the Ground. Kiss the Ground was created in 2013 from a meeting in Venice Beach.  A group of activists had gathered to see what could be done about Climate Change.  Even though we weren’t farmers, scientists or experts — we knew that ...
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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 Humboldt County and Eureka fits in that picture. DISCOVER ...
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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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Live at Juilliard Concert Series - Zero Waste Table

Live at Juilliard Concert Series – Zero Waste Table

July 24, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Stop by the Zero Waste Sonoma booth at Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa on Sunday, July 24th from 5-7PM to learn about Zero Waste Week events happening throughout the upcoming week, and  pick up a new copy of the 2022 Zero Waste Guide! ...
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UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle

UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle

June 3, 2022 - 8:00 am
This exhibit features artwork made from objects that have satisfied their original use. UpCycled art promotes conservation of our planet’s limited resources. The inspired works showcase  new, original uses for so-called disposable objects. In addition, reusing these objects in artwork reduces the amount of trash going to landfill! There will be a demonstration of ...
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Nathanson Creek Preserve Cleanup

Nathanson Creek Preserve Cleanup

July 27, 2022 - 9:00 am
This community creek clean up is with support from the Sonoma Ecology Center's Teen Enviroleader program, funded through Sonoma County Community Initiatives Fund, District 1. Come on down, and help tidy up the creek! ...
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Compost Workshop (English language)

Compost Workshop (English language)

July 30, 2022 - 10:00 am
Sonoma County Master Gardener Jennifer Roberts shares how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost you can use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden! Come discover the basics of regular composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Registration required: https://conta.cc/3naYo7K ...
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Sebastopol Rd Clean up

Sebastopol Rd Clean up

July 27, 2022 - 10:00 am
Neighborhood clean-up in the Roseland area. We will be working with volunteers and City Staff picking up garbage in the stretch of Sebastopol Rd. between Sebastopol Rd. and Stony Point and Dutton ...
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Canning/Preserving class and tour of Advanced Energy Center

Canning/Preserving class and tour of Advanced Energy Center

July 30, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Join Master Food Preservers in the SCP Advanced Energy Center and learn the ins and outs of canning tomatoes.  We’ll talk through when you need to use a pressure canner and when a steam or water bath canner is needed.  We’ll address induction and traditional cooktops.  Save the bounty of your garden to enjoy ...
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Mend & Befriend

Mend & Befriend

July 29, 2022 - 4:30 pm
We ask that participants bring clothes or fabric items that need repair and also sewing supplies if you have any. We can help each other learn mending techniques both basic and decorative like embroidery and Sashiko: The Japanese Art of Mending Fabric with Beautiful Stitches. Bring any yard tools that you would like to ...
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Spanish Language Composting Workshop

Spanish Language Composting Workshop

July 28, 2022 - 10:30 am
Learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into garden gold! During this one-hour free Spanish language workshop you need to learn how to make your own compost for your garden.  Discover the basics of composting and find the composting system that's right for you.  You will learn why is important to compost, ...
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Zero Waste Water (Webinar)

Zero Waste Water (Webinar)

July 26, 2022 - 6:00 pm
How to fix and find leaks in your irrigation system. Bring your questions to this Q&A webinar aimed to help you eliminate water waste from your landscape. Irrigation expert, Kris Loomis will be presenting on ways to identify irrigation leaks and how to properly maintain you irrigation system. Use the website link below to ...
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Education Booth at Thursday Night Market

Education Booth at Thursday Night Market

July 28, 2022 - 6:00 pm
Visit the Waste Less Windsor booth to sign a zero waste pledge, purchase a reusable metal cup for the concerts (and get $1 off drinks), and watch recycling videos made in collaboration with Windsor Rotary ...
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Fix-it Clinic & Reuse Fair

Fix-it Clinic & Reuse Fair

July 24, 2022 - 10:00 am
Our second fix-it clinic will offer simple repairs for small appliances, lamps, bicycles and other wheeled transportation, clothing/textiles, as well as knife sharpening. There will also be upcycled art for viewing and sale, as well as a clothing swap, the Sonoma County Children's Museum's 'On-the-Go' bus, The Sonoma County Library's Bibliobus, the Santa Rosa ...
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WeACT Roadside Cleanup

WeACT Roadside Cleanup

July 30, 2022 - 8:30 am
Meet at the corner of Windsor Road & Sanders for meet, greet, coffee, pastries and instructions. WeAct will provide collection bags for trash and items that are recyclable and pickers. It is recommended that participants bring their own gloves. The street areas to be covered have minimal shoulders so this trash pick-up is not ...
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Food Scrap Cooking Demo & Tour of Advanced Energy Center

Food Scrap Cooking Demo & Tour of Advanced Energy Center

July 27, 2022 - 6:00 pm
Dinner from what you’d usually put in the compost!? Yes! Don’t waste those precious carrot tops, beet greens or leftovers from the veggies you used for tonight’s dinner. We’ll show you how to get the most out of the food you grow yourself or purchase from the grocery store. We’ll give you LOTS of ...
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