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Collectively, we can build a world beyond waste.

Our Mission

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) equips students with the resources and tools necessary to holistically understand the Waste Crisis and lead solutions on their campuses.

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Our Work

PLAN positions students as leaders on their campuses and supports them to become life-long changemakers. We provide an extensive library of digital resources, coordinate Fellowship programs, offer 1-on-1 advising to Member Campuses, inspire & connect through annual events, and more.

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Our Story

PLAN began in 2013 with a group of students that wanted to address systemic waste during move-out. They developed the first student-led, financially self-sustaining move-out program — then helped replicate the program across the US.

Since then, we have scaled to offering support on a wide variety of campus projects, from free stores, plastic-free campaigns, long-term zero waste action planning, and more.

Learn more about PLAN's story

Our Team

Our staff and board represent a wide range of movement backgrounds, academic interests, and regions of the country. PLAN's core team members are trained Campus Advisors with unique areas of expertise and personal experiences working against campus waste. We are a Worker Self-Directed Nonprofit that seeks to model our values both in our internal and external structures.

Learn more about our team
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Get Involved

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Join our network of Member Campuses working towards zero waste solutions
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Access our Resource Library to avoid reinventing the wheel with campus projects
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Gather at our annual movement-building Events, or bring PLAN to you!
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Have a 1-on-1 Advising Call with an experienced campus advisor
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Start or support a Plastic-Free Campaign on your campus
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Establish zero waste commitments with the Atlas Fellowship Program
News and Stories
A group of student Fellows pose with PLAN staff Young & Roo while wearing masks. A magenta STOP logo is shown with the text "Fall 2023 Reflections"

STOP Semester in Review Fall 2023

Our Plastics Campaign Director Young recaps our inaugural event at Marshall University, and how students of the STOP Fellowship converged for a transformational experience.
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PLAN Becomes a Worker Self-Directed Non-Profit

PLAN is excited to formally announce its transition to a Worker Self-Directed Non-Profit (WSDNP). The transition comes as we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary in 2023. Learn more about our new structure!

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