Zero Waste Hero


**Please note that for Fall 2020, Zero Waste Hero Action Hour events are currently postponed/canceled due to COVID-19.
We are offering Zero Waste Hero workshops to you on-demand this semester. If you have a group of 10 or more interested in a discussion on zero waste we'll bring a virtual 1-hour session to you. Content and discussion includes:

What is UT doing on zero waste and what can you do personally and for your community?
Current news/trends/concerns about zero waste
Reach out to us to schedule!


Zero Waste Hero Certification at UT-Austin
hones your zero waste knowledge and prepares you to be a role model for others on campus. This free certification is co-managed by UT Resource Recovery and University Housing and Dining with start-up funding from BASF. Step-by-step certification process: 

1. Register here and complete a 1.5 hour workshop to learn all things zero waste

2.  After you attend the workshop, sign up for and document 10 Action Hours with affiliated campus zero waste efforts. Volunteer at their events to reinforce your skills and further zero waste on campus. More information will be provided during the workshop on how to complete these hours, including different tracks tailored to students and staff & faculty. Refer to the Action Hour opportunity chart for guidance 

 What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is UT-Austin's goal to reduce what we send to the landfill by 90%. Opportunities to reduce landfill trash can come, for example, from reducing the amount of disposable products purchased or diverting materials to the recycling or composting facility instead. With a population of nearly 70,000, UT needs YOU to be a Zero Waste Hero!

153 People | 113 Impacts | 206 Hours | 5,590 Total Economic Impact

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