Students for Zero Waste

Post-Landfill Action Network Conference

The 2nd Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference will be held October 9th-10th at the University of New Hampshire campus. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop!

Click here to visit the archived page for the 2014 Students for Zero Waste Conference, which drew over 160 students from 48 schools across the country!

Speakers and Leaders

Are you an expert on the waste crisis? Are you a trainer in skills for organizers and leaders? Do you have an innovative solution that you want to share? Are you ready to inspire others to action? Run a workshop or be a speaker!

Submit a proposal

Register for SZW 2015

PLAN Member Campus Students: $15
Non-Member Campus Students: $25
Non-Students: $35

Register today!

Have an idea?

Is there a topic that you have always wondered about? Need advice on a specific project? Working on certain skills? Let us know and we will do our best to include it for you!

Submit a request

The Student’s for Zero Waste Conference is a must-attend educational and networking event for student sustainability leaders. The plenary sessions topics and speakers address a wide variety of issues and solutions that everyone in this field needs to be aware of. The workshop sessions provide students with cutting edge organizing, leadership and sustainability practices. PLAN has created an excellent event that effectively furthers the zero-waste campus movement.

Lia Colabello

Director of Development & Community Engagement, The 5 Gyres Institute

Universities are the perfect environments in which to build a zero-waste movement– the infrastructure and momentum are already present and ripe for student leadership to take hold. This event helped to give motivated students the tools, ideas, strategies, and contacts to start making changes on campuses all over the country. A conference focused on the waste crisis specifically, rather than the environment in general, was long overdue, and PLAN knocked it out of the park.

Audrey Kriva

Co-founder, DormMania, College of William & Mary

The Zero Waste Conference has been the highlight of my school-year thus far! I emerged from the conference with lots of new information as well as a wealth of new contacts, connections, and job opportunities useful in the environmental field. The true highlight of the conference was the students. Fighting for the environment can sometimes feel like a lonely uphill battle. Seeing so many passionate students and professionals was motivating and inspiring to me to keep pushing for the conservation of our shared planet.

Evan Zachary

Sophomore, Environmental Health and Safety, Rochester Institute of Technology