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


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 - 10:30 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. The meeting location is at Mitote Food Truck Park, located at 665 Sebastopol Rd ...
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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
When it comes to a home's irrigation system, a little maintenance can save a lot of water. Just one broken sprinkler head could waste up to 25,000 gallons of water! Join irrigation experts for a Q&A discussion on ways to eliminate water waste. Register today! https://www.savingwaterpartnership.org/events/zero-waste-water/ LINK TO THE RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9LESA09ss ...
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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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