Youth on the Frontline of Culture Change

December 1, 2022 from 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Speaker: Moderator: Freddy Coronado • Speakers: Bonnie Betts, Michelle Barton, Fredrika Syren, Santosh Kumar Mishra

Times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

The importance of the role of youth in culture change cannot be overstated. The presenters in this session will provide perspectives on how youth are engaging in the Zero Waste movement. Hear about raising children with a Zero Waste mindset, providing elementary schoolers access to Zero Waste education and activities, and co-creating Zero Waste communities through intrinsic motivation, leadership, and action. This session will illuminate different approaches to awareness building and agency toward Zero Waste.

Moderator: Freddy Coronado, Advisor, Zero Waste Youth USA


  • Bonnie Betts, Content Coordinator, Zero Waste Youth USA, The Importance of Youth and Culture Change
  • Michelle Barton, Zero Waste Education Manager, Home ReSource, 5th Grade Ambassadors for a Changing World
  • Fredrika Syren, Author/Speaker, Zero Waste Family, Zero Waste With Kids
  • Santosh Kumar Mishra, Ph.D, Independent Researcher, retired from S. N. D. T. Women’s University, Initiatives of Zero Waste Belgium in Striving for Excellence in Zero Waste Through Youth Involvement