Zero Waste Week Challenge

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"Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.”
— Jane Goodall

Basic Principles

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost

Stay away from single-use plastics and items (paper towels, disposable boxes, cups, etc).

Use reuseable straws, silverware, bags, water bottles, etc. 

Recycle anything that can't be reused. 

Compost natural waste or collect it for a local facility.

Minimize food waste.

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Mason Jar Challenge

We understand zero waste isn't always possible! 

Your challenge is to fit all waste for the week into a 32 oz mason jar. 

Remember – waste is anything that would end up in a landfill. 

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Go Farther Than Zero Waste

Minimize meat consumption - livestock farming and fishing result in more gas emissions than transportation!​

 

Use less water in daily activities like showering, washing dishes, etc​.

 

Reduce purchasing new clothing items –fast fashion produces lots of pollution.

 

OFA's Zero Waste Guide

Don't know where to start? Want to learn more about the movement? Need more zero-waste ideas? Check out our guide!

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Zero Waste Week Pledge

Dont forget to purchase your Zero Waste Challenge Sticker! All proceeds go to Opt for Action 

By pledging, you are automatically entered into a raffle for some Zero Waste merch!

Pledge to the OFA Zero Waste Challenge here! You'll receive updates, tips, and more. 

 
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Make a Donation

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Another way to help the cause: donate! Navigate the list below based on the location - local, state, nationwide - and the environmental focus of the organizations

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