Links

Award Programs
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education(AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/
AF&PA http://www.paperrecycles.org/
EPA Wastewise https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise#awards
National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) http://www.nacufs.org/sustainability-awards
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) https://swana.org/Awards.aspx
Your state recycling organization typically gives annual awards. See “organizations” for a link to a list of state recycling associations.

Best Collegiate Practices and Sample Policies
American University’s Zero Waste page and Zero Waste Policy http://www.american.edu/finance/sustainability/Waste.cfm
Appalachian State University’s Waste Reduction Strategic Plan https://sustain.appstate.edu/initiatives/zerowaste/
Pennsylvania State University’s “Live, Learn, Lead” campaign http://sustainability.psu.edu/
University of Oregon Zero Waste Campus Construction Standards
University of Oregon Campus Zero Waste Program http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/

Calculators Related to Solid Waste and GHG Tracking
EPA’s EPP (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing) page. This page has information on determining EPP options and links to EPP calculators.https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts
EPA’s WARM model for determining GHG emissions from waste stream https://www.epa.gov/warm

Conferences and Training
AASHE Annual Conference http://conference.aashe.org/
BioCycle conferences http://www.biocycle.net/conferences/about-biocycle-conferences/
Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit https://nirsa.net/nirsa/institutes/
CURC Regional Conferences and webinars http://curc3r.org/
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/
Oregon State University http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/
Resource Recycling Conference http://rrconference.com/
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference.https://smartandsustainable.umd.edu/
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) https://swana.org/Events.aspx
State recycling organizations hold annual conferences
West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum http://westcoastclimateforum.com/
Zero Waste Week http://ncrarecycles.org/?s=zero+waste+week

Equipment
Bag Connection http://www.bagitsystem.com/
Busch Systems http://www.buschsystems.com/
Clean River Recycling Solutions http://www.cleanriver.com/
ClearStream http://www.clearstreamrecycling.com
Landmark Studio and Design http://www.landmarkstudio.com/
Max-R http://www.max-r.net/
Recycle Away http://www.recycleaway.com/

Events
America Recycles Day (November 15th) http://americarecyclesday.org/
Arbor Day (April 25th) https://www.arborday.org/index.cfm
Buy Nothing Day (Day after Thanksgiving) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buy_Nothing_Day
Campus Sustainability Day (October 23rd) http://campussustainabilityday.org/
Earth Day (April 22nd) http://www.earthday.org/
Earth Hour (March 29th) http://www.earthhour.org/
Use Less Stuff Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)
Wikipedia’s list of environmental dates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_environmental_dates

Facts Sheets, Case Studies and Reports
Earth Resource Foundation: examples of businesses that have succeeded in diverting over 90% of their waste from landfills and incinerators. http://www.earthresource.org/zerowaste.html
Incineration Fact Sheet http://www.energyjustice.net/files/incineration/trashincineration.pdf
Oregon Materials Management Vision 2050 http://www.oregon.gov/deq/mm/Pages/2050-Vision-Workgroup.aspx
“Stop Trashing The Climate” This report explains the relationship of waste and climate change. https://ilsr.org/stop-trashing-the-climate/
“The Story of Capannori”, a case study of a Zero Waste town in Italy. http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ZWE-Best-practice-Capannori.pdf
Story of Stuff Project http://storyofstuff.org/
“ZWstrategy in Europe explained-The main principles” Zero West Europe http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/2013/09/zw-strategy-in-europe-explained-the-main-principles/
Zero Waste Business Principles http://zwia.org/standards/zw-business-principles/

Implementing and Growing a Zero Waste Campus
Institutional Recycling Network-Comprehensive recycling for businesses, education, and health. Material diversion clearinghouse-specializes in College waste challenges.
http://www.ir-network.com/
Recycling and Beyond: A College Campus Primer. By Christine von Kolnitz, Medical University of South Carolina and Karyn Kaplan, University of Oregon.
http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/Book/index.htm
Zero Waste Campus Efforts-case studies, policies and more: Add your school to the Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/curczwcampus
Zero Waste International Alliance. This website is a resource of Zero Waste principles and practices. http://zwia.org/

Listserves
Green Schools http://listserv.brown.edu/?A0=GRNSCH-L
GreenYes http://greenyes.grrn.org/
Recyc-L http://curc3r.org/resources/recyc-l-listserv
US Composting Council forum https://compostingcouncil.org/compost-list-serv/

Marketing Materials
Recycling and Beyond: A College Campus Primer
TerraCycle http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

Material Tracking Programs
EPA Waste wise https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise
Keep America Beautiful http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=affiliate_home
RE-TRAC https://www.re-trac.com/

National Competitions
Electronics Challenge https://www.epa.gov/fec/federal-electronics-challenge-program-overview
Game Day Challenge http://gamedaychallenge.org/
Recycle Bowl http://recycle-bowl.org/
RecycleMania http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/
US Food Waste Challenge http://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/index.htm\

Lists of State Organizations
Recycle.cc list of recycling and composting organizations http://www.recycle.cc/assn.htm
Fibrex list of recycling organizations http://www.fibrexgroup.com/us-state-recycling-organizations

National Organizations
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/
Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) http://www.acuho-i.org/
Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). https://www.appa.org/index.cfm
College and University Recycle Coalition (CURC) toolkits, guides, regional conferences, networking, listserve http://www.curc3r.org
EPA Wastewise https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise
GrassRoots Recycling Network http://www.grrn.org/
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) http://www.kab.org/
National Associations of College Stores (NACS) http://www.nacs.org/
o National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) http://www.nacubo.org
o National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) http://www.naepnet.org
o National Association of State Procurment Officials (NASPO) http://www.naspo.org/
o National Recycling Coalition http://nrcrecycles.org/
o NFW Campus Ecology http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx
o Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) https://swana.org/
o US Composting Council https://compostingcouncil.org/
o US Green Building Council (USGBC) http://www.usgbc.org/
o University Surplus Property Association (USPA) http://www.universitysurplus.org/
o Zero Waste International Alliance http://zwia.org/

Sporting Venues and Zero Waste
Green Sports Alliance http://greensportsalliance.org/
Ohio State http://footprint.osu.edu/zero-waste-ohio-stadium/
Ohio State http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/facilities/zero-waste-ohio-stadium.html
University of Colorado http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1549812

Toolkit Contacts
Good Company Sustainability Consultants http://www.goodcompany.com/
University of Oregon Zero Waste Program recycle@uoregon.edu

Trade Journals
Biocycle https://www.biocycle.net/
Resource Recycling http://www.resource-recycling.com/
Waste 360 http://waste360.com/

Zero Waste Campus Metric
Penn State’s REDI index (response diversion index) https://redi.opp.psu.edu/

Zero Waste Certifications
Green Office Certification https://casit.uoregon.edu/news/green-office-certification
NRC (developing Zero Waste certifications) http://nrcrecycles.org/
U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) http://www.uszwbc.org/