Join us anytime on Sunday, Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day) from 10am-1pm at our pop-up “Zero Waste Station” at Ocean Beach, San Francisco- Stairwell 4 located near The Great Highway & Balboa St.  Donations of gently used or new, fully-functioning sleeping bags, adult-sized backpacks, and phone chargers (Android or iPhone) will be collected at our Zero Waste Station to be distributed by Project Homeless Connect’s Care Van in the Richmond District. Please bring your own bags, buckets, pickers, and/or gloves. Donations  *This is a socially distanced event complying with local health guidelines*

We want to say thank you to our partners, sponsors, volunteers and staff for making our work possible. A special shout out to Tomasita Mendel and Dyan Ruiz & Joseph Smooke of People, Power, Media for their generous support to R20W. Due to their generosity, they have made our pop-up "Zero Waste Stations'' in San Francisco possible!

Our Mission

To educate communities about the destructive impact of single-use disposables and provide zero waste solutions and effective alternatives to reduce waste downstream. Race to Zero Waste can assist your community by working with local partners to address zero waste goals through facilitation, public outreach, data gathering, reporting, and education.

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2020 Year in Review

 “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela~ At this point, March seems like a lifetime ago. R20W was planning it’s signature cup/bib free 5K fun run along Ocean Beach with a festival to follow at the Park Chalet.  We

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Last-minute Low-waste Thanksgiving Tips!

You’ve got everything ready for your small, pandemic-safe gathering of a few family members, but there might be a few more things you can do to make sure your Thanksgiving is zero-waste (or as close as possible!). Cook less than

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