Ever wonder how you create so much trash or end up with so much stuff in your home? Many people are interested in avoiding waste, decluttering, and recycling more but aren’t sure where to start.
Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Challenge will help you learn more, connect you with resources to help you reduce the waste and clutter in your life, and provide support and motivation along the way.
What we buy has a big impact on climate change. Creating new products requires energy – to harvest raw material, process it, manufacture it, transport it, and sometimes, to use it. Producing and transporting goods is associated with 45% of global emissions.
Taking steps to become a more thoughtful consumer and adopting habits to live a lower waste lifestyle can have a big impact on reducing your carbon footprint.
Past Zero Waste Challenge participants have called the experience eye-opening and a conversation-starter. They said it both educated them and pushed them into action. Some even called it life changing!
Join the challenge now and get ready to slash your trash!
The online Zero Waste Challenge runs May 1 to 31, and you can join anytime during the month of the challenge. Sign up for the challenge at hennepinzwc.ecohallenge.org.
Once you sign up:
Each Focus Area includes five actions that represent some of the best ways to get started on that topic. We’ll dig into a different Focus Area each week during the challenge and provide additional resources and information to help you take action.
Once the challenge starts, you will report what actions you take, see the impact of our actions add up, and connect with others. You’ll mark one-time actions complete once you’ve finished that task. For daily actions, you’ll mark them as complete on the days you take that action.