The “Zero Waste” solution: Untrashing the planet one community at a time

Julie Cook Kitchener May 13, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,   If you’d like to know more about the most successful zero waste initiatives around the globe, check out world-renowned scientist and activist Paul Connett’s book.  He st…

Denver, Colorado's "Waste No More" Initiative

Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 13:03 pm
Hi all,   Denver, Colorado is a shining example of waste reduction at its best. They have an ambitious goal of diverting 70% of their waste going to landfill by 2032, and they hav…

Curbside 'gold star'/'good job' Campaign

Tamara Brunelle Edmonton Apr 24, 2024 15:36 pm
I was wondering how other municipalities implemented this type of program using CBSM. Our plan is to audit to gain data, stick stickers on carts that are sorting correctly (food s…

How a little city in Sicily became a zero waste giant

Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 22, 2024 12:39 pm
Hi all,   There is a city in Sicily called Calatafimi Segesta that, although small, has made tremendous strides in the past two decades toward achieving zero waste while at the sa…

What do Americans think about recycling?

Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 1, 2024 12:41 pm
Hi all,   The problem with waste in the United States is growing every year, as is Americans’ concerns about it. Less than a quarter of waste in the U.S. is recycled. When it come…

Five ways to boost e-waste recycling

Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,    With the fast pace of technology and increased demand for electronics around the world, electronic waste is a growing threat to the environment and global health. Over …

275 Web-Based Social Marketing Resources

Jay Kassirer Ottawa Mar 6, 2024 16:46 pm
Tools of Change now features a directory of over 275 online resources, carefully selected to support your social marketing work. We added 91 new listings in 2023, including 18 sys…

Using Signage to Reduce Contamination in Aluminum Recycling Bins

Ashton Knatz Big Sky Feb 20, 2024 16:52 pm
Hi All, I recently procured aluminum recycling bins for my company with grey magnets saying "EMPTY ALUMINUM ONLY" with photos of a soda can, aluminum water bottle, and aluminum c…

Looking for Effective Food Recovery & Donation Programs in Mountain Town Vacation Communities!

Ashton Knatz Big Sky Feb 14, 2024 22:22 pm
Hello! I am interested in learning more about successful food recovery and donation programs in vacation communities, particularly in mountain towns. While I have found substantia…

How to increase recycling rates in the office

Julie Cook Kitchener Jan 18, 2024 14:49 pm
Hi all,    To learn an effective way to increase recycling behaviour in an office workplace, consider reviewing Action Research’s study on 34 office buildings in U.S. cities. They…

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