Zero Waste Week

Students are inviting their local communities to "Go Green and Think Blue" by joining them in the annual Students for Zero Waste Week campaign. During this campaign, students focus on reducing land-based waste in order to protect the health of local marine environments. These young leaders are raising awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of local watersheds, national marine sanctuaries, and the ocean.  In addition, some schools are looking at ways to reduce their energy use on campus with hopes of raising awareness of how the burning of fossil fuels also impacts the health of the ocean.


Students for Zero Waste Week are inviting you to go green and think blue and help protect our watersheds, marine sanctuaries, and our ocean by producing less waste in our daily lives.

We are going to be talking about Zero Waste Week. But first, what is Zero Waste Week?

Zero Waste Week is when you don't use plastics for a whole entire week.

Our goal is to get rid of the spork packets because they ruin our environment.

They're all over the school, they're everywhere.

And they kill animals.

Please do not leave your trash around the school area.

Say no to straws.

Zero Waste? Rockin' it. Zero waste? Rockin' it.

When I say plastic bags, you say stoppin' it.

Plastic bags? Stoppin' it. Plastic bags?

We pledge allegiance to the Zero Waste Week campaign.

I pledge to reuse, reduce, and recycle all our waste from now on.

We can all take part in the zero-waste challenge by remembering to:

use reusable drink bottles and bags, say no to plastic straws, step up recycling and composting efforts, buy more in bulk, and power down our computers and other electrical devices when not in use.

Zero plastic bags. Zero plastic straws.

Zero plastic bottles. Zero plastic wrappers.

Zero beaches covered in trash.

Please join us in making zero waste and keeping our

communities, beaches, and ocean clean.

This message is brought to you by

Students for Zero Waste Week and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

Remember: go green and think blue!