Campus Celebrates ‘Zero Waste’ Efforts at Inaugural Conference - Humboldt State Now

Campus Celebrates ‘Zero Waste’ Efforts at Inaugural Conference

Humboldt State’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness program is hosting its inaugural Zero Waste Conference, Oct. 14 and 15; a convention for engaged citizens looking to create active change in waste and consumption practices. The event is free and open to the public.

Poster for the Zero Waste Conference.

The conference provides the opportunity for students, professors, scientists, activists, and community members to come together and exchange ideas, experience, and expertise. Through various keynote speakers, workshops, and forums, the conference aims to fuse power and people to promote a comprehensive and inclusive zero waste approach. Prepare yourself to be challenged, excited, and inspired.

What does Zero Waste mean to you? Come join forces to help achieve zero waste. Open entry starts Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Great Hall, above the College Creek Marketplace (download an HSU Campus map PDF). Free breakfast and lunch provided. No RSVP is required, except for Zero Waste Banquet. See below for details.

The Zero Waste Banquet

The Zero Waste Banquet takes place Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room, with a reception at 5 p.m. The banquet features a keynote presentation by Michael O’Heaney, Executive Director of Story of Stuff, Dan Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer of Urban Ore, and a “zero waste champion” award ceremony. Due to space limitations, this event is limited to 150 persons on a first-come-first-serve basis. To RSVP for this event, dial 707-826-4162 or email

For more information, visit the event website where you can download the Zero Waste Conference brochure.


The Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program at Humboldt State University strives to encourage alternative perspectives on consumption and provide a means for landfill substitution in our campus community. WRRAP offers a diverse student outlet for hands-on learning experiences that helps students take responsibility for the campus’ waste flow and make a positive contribution to the quality of our campus environment.