Here’s Every Resource Inside Our New Course, Road to Zero Waste!

By Moji Igun

At the end of each module in our new course, Road to Zero Waste, we share a handful of additional resources to support your learning. We’ve compiled them in one place for easy access.


Start by setting the mood with the playlist we created that’s inspired by the themes explored in the course. Listen on Apple Music or Spotify.


Is It Time to Abandon the Term “Climate Anxiety”? by Isobel Whitcomb for YES! Magazine

Read the full article that inspired the conversation about somatics and its role in climate action with our guest expert for Module 1.

The Feelings Wheel

A tool to help you more specifically describe where exactly you’re located on the vast range of human emotions.

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The Nap Ministry

Founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey, The Nap Ministry examines the liberating power of naps. They believe rest is a form of resistance and reparations. We’re sharing Hersey’s work as an additional resource to help you with countering a culture of disconnection with embodiment. As Hersey says: “Rest is a spiritual practice, an ethos, a mind shift, a reconnection. Always available to us.” Consider how you might incorporate more rest into life every single day.

Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems (2020)

It can be challenging to clearly understand what work needs to be done regarding zero waste + sustainability. Deepa Iyer created a framework to support us in mapping our roles in social change ecosystems. When we know our roles, we can more clearly answer the question: “what needs to be done?”. This framework is designed to help individuals, networks, and organizations align and get in right relationship with social change values, individual roles, and the broader ecosystem. Which role(s) resonate most with you?

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Dot’s Home by Rise Home Stories

DOT’S HOME is a single-player game where DOT (Dorothea Hawkins) travels through time to key moments in her family’s history to see how individual decisions— however seemingly inconsequential, let alone right or wrong — have long-lasting collective impact. Watch the trailer and then play the game.

White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun

This resource offers 15 characteristics of what white supremacy culture looks like in our organizations along with their antidotes. Dive even deeper into topic through this podcast interview with Tema Okun.

Dare to Lead List of Values

Use this resource to support you in articulating your own core values.

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A Quick Intro to the Circular Economy

Enjoy this quick (less than 4 minutes) introductory video to the circular economy! This clip is perfect for beginners looking to gain a basic understanding of the concept.


Circular Economy Resources from Guest Expert, Latoya Ramos

Browse through the many resources shared by Latoya through the clickable links available in her guest expert presentation slides.


The Circularity Deck

A fun tool to explore the many different principles of circularity. This free, downloadable resource was created by Dr. Jan Konietzko and will help you ideate solutions that can be implemented in your organization or community.

Inspired Reading List

A short list of books we’ve read or are currently on our reading list that speak more deeply on topics mentioned in the course.

  • Fresh Banana Leaves by Dr. Jessica Hernandez
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Rooted in the Earth by Dianne D. Glave
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
  • Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus
  • Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Our society isn’t set up for us to achieve this ideal zero waste world easily. Most people don’t have access to the zero waste shops and farmers markets that are touted as the main solutions to our waste problems. Our recycling systems are flawed and depend on global markets. Our economic system relies on constant growth and expansion. It’s not unreasonable to believe that zero waste is impossible given all these broken systems.


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