Award Programs
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education(AASHE)
EPA Wastewise
National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS)
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
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
Appalachian State University’s Waste Reduction Strategic Plan
Pennsylvania State University’s “Live, Learn, Lead” campaign
University of Oregon Zero Waste Campus Construction Standards
University of Oregon Campus Zero Waste Program

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.
EPA’s WARM model for determining GHG emissions from waste stream

Conferences and Training
AASHE Annual Conference
BioCycle conferences
Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit
CURC Regional Conferences and webinars
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Oregon State University
Resource Recycling Conference
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
State recycling organizations hold annual conferences
West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum
Zero Waste Week

Bag Connection
Busch Systems
Clean River Recycling Solutions
Landmark Studio and Design
Recycle Away

America Recycles Day (November 15th)
Arbor Day (April 25th)
Buy Nothing Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
Campus Sustainability Day (October 23rd)
Earth Day (April 22nd)
Earth Hour (March 29th)
Use Less Stuff Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)
Wikipedia’s 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.
Incineration Fact Sheet
Oregon Materials Management Vision 2050
“Stop Trashing The Climate” This report explains the relationship of waste and climate change.
“The Story of Capannori”, a case study of a Zero Waste town in Italy.
Story of Stuff Project
“ZWstrategy in Europe explained-The main principles” Zero West Europe
Zero Waste 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.
Recycling and Beyond: A College Campus Primer. By Christine von Kolnitz, Medical University of South Carolina and Karyn Kaplan, University of Oregon.
Zero Waste Campus Efforts-case studies, policies and more: Add your school to the Google Doc:
Zero Waste International Alliance. This website is a resource of Zero Waste principles and practices.

Green Schools
US Composting Council forum

Marketing Materials
Recycling and Beyond: A College Campus Primer

Material Tracking Programs
EPA Waste wise
Keep America Beautiful

National Competitions
Electronics Challenge
Game Day Challenge
Recycle Bowl
US Food Waste Challenge\

Lists of State Organizations list of recycling and composting organizations
Fibrex list of recycling organizations

National Organizations
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I)
Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA).
College and University Recycle Coalition (CURC) toolkits, guides, regional conferences, networking, listserve
EPA Wastewise
GrassRoots Recycling Network
Keep America Beautiful (KAB)
National Associations of College Stores (NACS)
o National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
o National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
o National Association of State Procurment Officials (NASPO)
o National Recycling Coalition
o NFW Campus Ecology
o Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
o US Composting Council
o US Green Building Council (USGBC)
o University Surplus Property Association (USPA)
o Zero Waste International Alliance

Sporting Venues and Zero Waste
Green Sports Alliance
Ohio State
Ohio State
University of Colorado

Toolkit Contacts
Good Company Sustainability Consultants
University of Oregon Zero Waste Program

Trade Journals
Resource Recycling
Waste 360

Zero Waste Campus Metric
Penn State’s REDI index (response diversion index)

Zero Waste Certifications
Green Office Certification
NRC (developing Zero Waste certifications)
U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC)