Zero Waste Culture Change

October 26, 2023 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Speaker: Moderator: Jeremy Drake • Speakers: Daniela Ochoa, Michelle Struthers, Jessica Robinson

  • Live storytelling as an outreach tool for food waste prevention in school districts and faith communities. From analysis to action, this panel will broaden attendee’s perspectives on ways to approach outreach and engagement to support community-level change toward Zero Waste. Learn about the three most common reasons change fails, live storytelling as an outreach tool for food waste prevention in school districts and faith communities, and the efficacy of an online tool users can use to track their daily Zero Waste lifestyle choices.
  • How to Create Change…And Why We Often Fail. The presentation will examine the three most common reasons change fails, whether in an organization or rolling out a new program to community members. The presentation starts with a story of failed change, what went wrong and then how to avoid those same pitfalls when you plan your programs’ engagement efforts to lead change.
  • Earth Warrior Carbon Calculator: Why Zero Waste. The Resilience Birthright, Inc. is the home of the Earth Warrior Carbon Calculator, a tool that schools, organizations, businesses, and community leaders can access and use on The calculator is a zero waste 101 tool that helps address climate change and guides people toward nine (and counting) out of seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. The user can track their daily actions based on sustainable lifestyle choices: walking, carpooling, composting after a meal, recycling everyday single-use items, reusing, and refusing, as a few examples. The features also allow local to global community calls to action to be tracked in real-time. Jessica Jane Robinson will cover climate change, pollution, current environmental disasters, and how zero waste practices can be a robust tool communities can leverage to make a difference today.

Moderator: Jeremy Drake, Strategy Zero Waste Solutions

Daniela Ochoa, Regenerative Solutions
Michelle Struthers, SGA Marketing
Jessica Robinson, Resilience Birthright Inc