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Support Students for Zero Waste Week 2019

Go Green. Think Blue. logoThis year we are encouraging universities, businesses and organizations to participate in the 2019 Zero Waste Week campaign.

Students in California are inviting their local communities to “Go Green. Think Blue.”, and join them in the 7th annual Zero Waste Week. During this week-long campaign, students are focusing on reducing land-based waste and in turn, helping to protect the health of local marine environments. Their goal is to raise awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of the local watersheds and out national marine sanctuaries.

Students are leading by example in their efforts to reduce waste such as replacing single use plastic bags and bottle with reuseable items, stepping up their recycling and composting efforts on campus, and working towards the goal of zero waste lunches.

To kick off your ongoing involvement in reducing litter that can end up as marine debris, consider any (or all) of the following suggestions:

  • Say “NO thank you” to plastic straws when you are dining out.
  • Replace plastic sandwich and snack bags in your lunch with reusable containers.
  • Replace paper plates with reuseable eco-friendly plastic plates.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.
  • Say “NO thank you” to plastic bags at your local store and use your own reuseable, or cloth bag instead!

Please participate in this year’s Students for Zero Waste Week art contest. Contest winners art submissions will be used for the 2020 national Students for Zero Waste Week campaign.


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Questions or more information, please visit Students for Zero Waste Week web page. You may also contact Fuller Gerbl by email, or Seaberry Nachbar at (831) 647-4204, or by email.
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