We envision a community that continually reduces its waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling all materials possible, providing opportunities and incentives to do so for members of all socio-economic groups. Our community will actively work to become a Zero Waste Community.
TOP BUCKET STRATEGIES
News and Resources:
March 2018 : Our monthly meetup on Zero Waste was jammed packed. Read about the discussion on our blog
February 2018: Zero waste efforts highlighted in the Sustainable Missoula series! Great work Big Sky Documentary Film Fest and Home ReSource.
The kids at Franklin School are right on: "Franklin students aim for 'zero waste'"
January 2018: It's a new year ! Check out this New Years Zero Waste Resolution Guide detailing tips and tricks to reduce waste for 31 days.
December 2017: Check out these neat new guides on avoiding food waste from the Center for Biological Diversity.
April 2017: IWFF recruited volunteers to help make this year's film festival a zero waste event!
March 2017: The City of Missoula hosted public meetings to gather input for Missoula's Zero Waste Plan. Check out a Missoula Current article for some context on the whole Zero Waste Plan process.
August 2016: Climate Smart again led the effort to "green" the River City Roots festival - thanks to great volunteers who helped separate waste and recycling and keep the streets clean!
June 2016: Missoula Current article about Home ReSource, zero waste, and building materials reuse!
Summer 2016: ZWAP! Zero Waste Ambassadors Program - Home ReSource wrapped up the first semester of its fifth grade zero waste education program. Check out this infographic for more info and fun stats!
March 2016: Home ReSource convened the "Fate of the Plate" where over 40 stakeholders discussed reducing wasted food and keeping food out of the landfill. Check out their report!
February 2016: Missoula City Council passed a Zero Waste Resolution that calls for community waste reduction goals and a Zero Waste Plan. Read about it in the Missoulian!
Local Zero Waste Resources