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Welcoming Back Zero Waste October

This Fall 2021, we are continuing this tradition to celebrate zero waste during the month of October.  We are calling on the campus community to join us in celebrating, highlighting and achieving zero waste through a diverse series of events and gatherings; the goal is to spread awareness about reducing overall campus waste and provide students with the tools and knowledge to do so.

As part of Zero Waste October, we will also be collaborating with SERC to support Climate Justice Week to recognize efforts on-campus and beyond and advocate for inclusive, equitable paths towards a racially, environmentally, and socially just future.

To learn more about the events below, contact 

Zero Waste October Events

Friday, Oct. 8th, 11:30-1pm Zero Waste Community Social @ GPB Lawn

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30pm NCRA Zero Waste Advocacy Committee Show on Soil Health: Register here!

Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:10-1pm Meal Prep Class for UCB staff & faculty: Register here!

Thursday, Oct. 14, 10am-2pm Waste Education @ Crossroads Dining Hall

Monday, Oct. 18, 7-9pm Virtual Film Screening: “A Plastic Ocean:” Register here!

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10am-2pm Waste Education @ Foothill Dining Hall

Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30-6:30pm Zero Waste Coalition Meeting in SERC (bNorth)

Friday, October 22, 9-10am Single Use Plastics Elimination Working Subgroup Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 23, 12-4pm Pac-12 Zero Waste Football Game @ Memorial Stadium

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4-5pm Intro to Waste Sorting at Cal (w/ Zero Waste Giveaways) @ SERC Space – BNorth 82D – Register here!

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30-2pm Educational Training & Zero Waste Activities @ Golden Bear Cafe Patio

Thursday, Oct. 28, 5:30-6:30pm [Climate Justice Week Event] Virtual Zero Waste Coalition & GladRags Q&A with Menstrual Product Giveaway for all attendees! Zoom link here.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 10am-2pm Waste Education @ Cafe 3 Dining Hall

Friday, October 29 Zero Waste Podcast on Berkeley Voices Featuring Professor Kate O’Neill and Cal Zero Waste Manager Lin King

Friday, Oct. 29, 4-5:30pm Discussion on film “A Plastic Ocean” with Senior Project Manager of “A Plastic Ocean Foundation,” Dr. Laura Augusto.

Friday, Oct. 29, 6-7pm Virtual Composting workshop (Zoom ID: 413 420 8754)

To see the full list of Climate Justice Month events, go to