Love Your Neighbor(hood) Beach Cleanup and Donation Drive! May 22, 2022 9-11am

Join us as we host a morning beach cleanup as part of our Love Your Neighbor(hood) program on May 22 from 9-11am! Join anytime! Look for the Zero Waste Station and cleanup volunteers near Stairwell 4 at The Great Highway & Balboa St, and across from Beach Chalet. 

Let us know you’re coming by filling out our event form!



R20W will be joined by Sea Hugger to talk about reducing waste; SF Conservation Corps will be out to talk about the new BottleBank Program; and cleanup champions from Refuse Refuse SF and Together SF will be contributing as well!

Together SF will provide cleanup tools and supplies. All beach cleanup waste will be collected and sorted at the R20W Zero Waste Station so that we can divert as much waste from landfill as possible! Please be careful, do NOT pick up dangerous or hazardous items like needles or broken glass. These must be handled separately for the safety of those who are sorting! And lastly, we would love for you to use the Clean Swell app to track litter during the cleanup!

Love Your Neighbor(hood) May 22, 2022 cleanup and donation drive event


Donated items will benefit community organization Project Homeless Connect. They are currently accepting donations of functioning gently used phone chargers and new travel hygiene supplies. Bring what you can and help out our neighbors! 



BYO cup/bottle to stay hydrated during the cleanup and be sure to join us afterwards for an after-party at Park Chalet with a drink and appetizers on the house!

Zero Waste Station Pop-ups – a perfect volunteering opportunity!

Race to Zero Waste is thrilled to feature new sites for Zero Waste Station pop-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area! Look for our dates on social media. We are actively fundraising and building partnerships to host these ZW Stations on a monthly basis. If you’d like to learn more or feature our program in your neighborhood, park, or school ground please reach out to [email protected]  We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in volunteering, as well! 


Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour – March 16-23 2022

Race to Zero Waste presented our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour fundraiser! This year’s film fest featured a hybrid model that included some in-person activities at Park Chalet in San Francisco, as well as the virtual live screening with chat box and raffle. Films included Spanish subtitles and a special presentation in Spain! 



Through the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour, our goal is to galvanize activism and motivate viewers to become more involved in environmental efforts in our local communities. This fundraiser connects conservation with people through art, grassroots activism, and community involvement. With each short film, you will be inspired to action through heartfelt messages from diverse communities working to care for the nature around them. We hope you will be empowered to show how you Love Your Neighbor(hood), as well! 

R20W hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival March 16-23 2022.

2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour Sponsors and Hosts:

Interested in sponsoring Race to Zero Waste? See our sponsorship page for more details. 

Race to Zero Waste would like to say THANK YOU to all our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and attendees for making our first Wild & Scenic Film Fest a success in 2020! We had almost 100 attendees, a number of raffle winners, and many new subscribers. With over $3,000 raised, the money has been used to expand our Zero Waste Station Program in San Francisco and feature reuse bins at our existing stations. Thank you for your continued support! 2022 Fundraiser numbers coming soon! 


9th Annual Zero Waste Symposium – February 2022

Race to  Zero Waste is proud to be a Friend of Zero Waste San Diego in the presentation of the 9th Annual Zero Waste Symposium. 


This year’s virtual symposium will concentrate on Reuse, Repair and Repurpose. Our focus will be to explore the current and future state of the “R’s” that are being neglected (Reuse and Repair). This year we would show policies and programs that recover edible food, reuse minded businesses, repairable products, and organic collection and recovery. Focusing on backyard and community programs.


Come join the conversation!


Zero Waste San Diego Zero Waste Symposium 2.8.2022.

This event will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST via Zoom.


Register now


National Zero Waste Conference – December 2021

R20W partnered as a Collaborative Organization with Zero Waste USA and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) to present the 2021 National Zero Waste Conference. Our very own Hayden Sloan, Strategic Director of Communications, presented on the 9th! 



Keynote Speakers: 

Yvette Arellano, Founder and Director, Fenceline Watch and Board Member, Green Latinos, Houston, TX

Nina Bellucci Butler, CEO, Stina Inc.

Dr. Paul Connett, Author of “The Zero Waste Solution”, International Zero Waste Advocate and former chemistry Professor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

Mary Curtiss, Global Head of Sustainability, Renewable Energy and EHS Programs, HP, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

National Zero Waste Conference Register Now Dec 8-9 2021. zwconference.org

Learn more here: www.zwconference.org


Zero Waste Action Month – October 2021 

During Zero Waste Action Month, we turn the Race to Zero Waste into a SPRINT! 

We invite you to participate by making an extra effort toward zero waste! Learn about and try something new and share on social media! We will also be highlighting expert voices and advocacy groups that are advancing the zero waste mission, so be sure to follow along! 

Share your actions using hashtags #ZeroWasteActionMonth and #SprinttoZeroWaste. Be sure to tag us, too, @RacetoZeroWaste! You can share anything related to zero waste action (see our blog posts for ideas!), or you can follow our weekly themes. The first week is all about textiles! You can show off your favorite second-hand buy, something you made or repaired, a cool way to recycle or upcycle clothes, or any other idea you can come up with! 

Watch the #ZeroWasteActionMonth Kick-off video here

Zero Waste Action Month Oct 2021. Join the SPRINT by sharing your actions on social media #ZeroWasteActionMonth and @racetozerowaste. Weekly themes include Textiles, Durables, Compost, and Zero Waste Policies. #SprinttoZeroWaste!

Halloween cleanup event & donation drive for HealthRIGHT360 

We celebrated the last day of #ZeroWasteActionMonth on Halloween with our favorite costumes and fought the SpooOOooky litter that’s haunting Haight Street! We went out for a friendly neighborhood cleanup and donation drive alongside our partners Refuse Refuse SF, Value Culture, TogetherSF, Shine On SF, and SF Dept of Public Works! 


Keep an eye out for the next Love Your Neighbor(hood) event!

STRIKE against trash on the beach! Sept 12 10am-12pm Baker Beach SF. Karate Lesson to follow.

Show no mercy against beach litter! 

In celebration of CA Coastal Cleanup Day, we joined with Value Culture, Cobra Kai, and Refuse Refuse for a socially distant Beach Clean up on Sunday September 12th at Baker Beach, San Francisco. It was fun for all ages, including a complimentary Karate lesson from Zanshin Dojo!


R20W Interview with
Terrill Haigler, @_yafavtrashman 

This interview was held via Facebook live on August 19, 2021. 

Terrill Haigler created the Instagram page @_yafavtrashman to give residents an inside look as to what sanitation workers were experiencing during the pandemic. Check out our interview with him as we discuss community involvement, sanitation and safety, and zero waste. 

R20W CEO Teresa Bradley spoke at the Zero Waste Cities International Congress

This event was held from June 22-24, 2021.

Hosted by: Cidades Lixo Zero

A technical, interactive and educational experience on the treatment and disposal of waste in cities. Come and be an agent of global change!

People from all over the world will be able to follow this important step towards the implementation of Zero Waste.

Watch the recording here!

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