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The Zero Waste Program promotes the development of a zero waste economy. In a zero waste economy, product development conserves natural resources, product design leads to reuse, repair, recycling or composting, and all discards become assets that benefit the people, the planet and the local economy. We support this ideal through general education about waste reduction & recycling, waste assessment of homes and businesses, zero waste events, social entrepreneurship, and the implementation of the Athens Hocking Zero Waste Action Plan.

Rural Action also coordinates the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI) in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. The AOZWI is funded by the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation.

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OUR STAFF

Zero Waste Program

Ed Newman, Program Director, ed@ruralaction.org
Anthony Cangemi,  Program Manager, anthony@ruralaction.org
Tyler Bonner, Sales and Outreach Coordinator for Zero Waste Event Productions, tyler@zerowastefest.com
Shannon Pratt-Harrington, Quality Control and Volunteer Management for Zero Waste Event Productions, shannon@zerowastefest.com

Megan Almeida, Zero Waste Events and Special Projects AmeriCorps Member, megan@ruralaction.org
Carrie Gibbons, Zero Waste Pledge AmeriCorps Member, carrieg@ruralaction.org

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University Partners

Elissa Welch, Project Manager, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University
Nicole Kirchner, Environmental Specialist, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University