Take Action at Home
It doesn’t matter if you’re at school, at work, or at home, there are many ways we can take action to reduce waste and create a more sustainable future from right where we are. We ask our community to take collective action and share our stories together. When we all take action, we become part of the (Re)Generation – an intergenerational collective identity for people committed to rebuilding a regenerative earth.
Along with our traditional 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot – we encourage everyone to reflect on how their own "R" actions make them part of the (Re)Generation. Do you repair broken electronics, refuse single-use disposable utensils when eating out, or rebuild healthy soil by using compost? What are your 4Rs? Explore the resources below to inspire your actions.
Watch this video to learn more about the (Re)Generation.
To see how others have taken action, view our We are the (Re)Generation Storytelling Gallery.
StopWaste Resources for Taking Action at Home and in the Community
Stop Food Waste at Home: Be a Food Rescuer
Did you know that food is the #1 thing by weight we are finding in the landfill in Alameda County? Wasted food is a problem with profound financial and environmental impact. It’s time to make the most of what we have and truly reflect on our connection with food and how we care for this precious resource. Reducing wasted food is something that we can all do, at any time. You and your family can take actions to reduce food waste!
Litter Free at Home: Be a Reuse Scientist
Did you know that packaging accounts for nearly a third of municipal solid waste in the United States, according to the U.S. EPA? Some packaging items, especially food ware such as cups, lids, straws, utensils, takeout containers, and bags, often end up as litter where they pollute marine environments, and persist in the environment and in living organisms for much longer than they are in use. Take action to reduce litter at home, at school, and in your community!
The StopWaste Climate Challenge: Be a Climate Actioneer
Be a Climate Actioneer and take collective action to reduce your carbon footprint!
Are you looking for ways to take action to fight climate change in your homes and community? Hoping to reduce your carbon footprint while saving money? Join the StopWaste Climate Challenge, an online community group in partnership with Community Climate Solutions, that allows you to browse over 90 climate-friendly and sustainable actions and measure your impact along your way. The tool will connect you to your community to support each other in taking action, and walk you through suggestions, tips, and guides to get started.
We are the (Re)Generation Toolkit: Be a (Re)Generation Artist & Storyteller
By now, we all might know the traditional 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (Compost). But how do our own experiences and what we care about expand upon the 4Rs and connect with what is truly meaningful to us? Using this activity series, join in the collective storytelling of our communities to reduce waste and create a healthier planet by exploring and creatively sharing out your own “4Rs”.
Virtual Transfer Station Field Trip: Be a Garbologist
Start your journey from Garbologist to Action Hero as you explore your connection with the 4Rs and learn about what happens to waste at a working transfer station facility. Reflect on the ways that you can take action to reduce waste and create a healthier planet by completing an action project to share what you’ve learned with others. This self-guided virtual field trip experience is available online now with more resources being created throughout the year
Share Your Actions with Us!
Whatever actions you are taking to reduce waste and create a healthier planet, we’d love to hear about it! Email us any of your actions at Schools@StopWaste.org.