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Redefining Zero Waste: Meg’s Point of Intervention

Since the beginning of this tour, I have been trying to determine what my personal point of intervention is. On the surface it seems simple, Zero Waste falls under reclaim. We are working towards a world where landfills are a story from the past. Something about reclaiming resources doesn’t seem to fully encompass the work […]

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A Letter From Junior Walk

It’s a strange thing to watch a place you’ve spent a substantial amount of time in be stripped away and changed irrevocably. There are really two ways for me to try and tell the story of what’s going on in these photographs; the way I’d tell it to an old timer who has walked the […]

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When Trash to Treasure is a Means of Subsistence

When Trash to Treasure is a Means of Subsistence

  Hi! My name is Clara, I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I am currently PLAN’s Fundraising Development Intern. My interest in waste was sparked in my college years and grounded in on-campus waste reduction initiatives, such as move out programs and dorm composting systems. Since then, however, I have put more thought […]

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Our Safer Space Policy

PLEASE NOTE: This is the original version of the safer space policy. It has been updated as 6/5/2018. Please find the new Safer Space Policy and Community Agreements here. Also see our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mandate. As we build a Zero Waste movement we strive to be conscious and intentional about the intersectional nature […]

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The Power of One

The Power of One

Michael Leland has been rifling through garbage bins, picking out recyclables, and pushing a shopping cart filled with the material down the street on the lower east side of Vancouver for more than a decade. “For years I just kind of pushed my cart through crowds with my head down,” he said. And much of […]

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