16 Jul 2013

Ward clan of SoLag Pick It Up!

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3 generations of the Ward clan in SoLag  grabbed pickers and bags at  Jeff Kash’s United Studios of Self Defense in Albertson Center on 1st Saturday #68  July 6.  From there they cleaned up Lower Eagle Rock Way and Table Rock Beach in their own backyard.

That’s how we do it; Adopt your own beach or neighborhood or beach and get after it on the 1st Saturday of every month!

Thanks to Mark and his entire crew for reporting in.

Pick It Up!


20 Apr 2012

ZeroTrash St. Petersburg, Russia ‘Picks-Up’ 2nd Clean-Up!

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Our fantastic, self-started ZT St. Petersburg Russia Chapter, led by Dmitry Ashikmin staged their 2nd St. Petersburg Community Clean-Up.

Though their turn-out was small, their sights are set high for greater community involvement.   If anyone wants to give Dmitry and crew a holler, support, a little funding help to Pick it Up!, contact him via FB: http://www.facebook.com/dmitry.ashikhmin

Nice work ZeroTrash St. Petersburg!







10 Apr 2012

ZeroTrash Awarded $5k Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful Grant

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ZeroTrash is very proud to be awarded a $5000 grant  from Keep America Beautiful and  our longtime Laguna Beach partner, Waste Management!  We’re one of only 42 community clean-up orgs across the country awarded!

Michelle Clark and WM have been ardent supporters of  our 1st Saturday community clean-up program since our innaugural 1st Saturday back in 2007.  Each 1st Saturday they have provided a recycle & trash bin at each of our 5 Laguna Beach ‘Pick It Up!’ locations.  On the Monday following each 1st Saturday, Waste Management has  provided the total weight of waste our volunteers removed from Laguna’s streets and beaches.  (We’ve removed over 60,000 lbs of stuff from our streets)

For instance, last Saturday with the help of Alpha Chi Omega sorority of  Cal State Fullerton we removed 220 pounds of trash & 490 of recyclables from Laguna Beach streets and beaches.

Thanks to all of our terrific ZeroTrash heroes and the great & helpful staff at El Ranchito, too!

24 Oct 2011

Our 48th consecutive Trash Pick Up in Laguna

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Saturday, Nov 5th, 2011 marks ZeroTrash’s 4th B’Day.

The movement began on 1st SAT, Nov 3rd, 2007 at Brooks St. with a handful of local “Adopter’s” combing the Streets, Gutters, Sidewalks and parks for Trash, Recyclables and Cigarette Butts.

ZeroTrash circulated a petition throughout town asking citizens if more Trash Cans, Recycling Bins and Ashtrays were needed along Laguna’s streets to ameliorate the trash which had become commonplace along Laguna’s streets & in our gutters. 1000 signatures were gathered in one month, presented to the City which, overtime responded by placing 20 3-in-1 cans downtown and adding 30 more cans, mostly along Coast Highway. Ashtrays were affixed to many existing cans, as well.

the 1st SATURDAY Pick It Up! Events became the cornerstone of the movement. It rallies residents to local businesses on the 1st Saturday of EVERY month form 10 to Noon to remove the trash from the streets and gutters surrounding those businesses while in return, receiving a discount from that business.

The ZeroTrash Mission: We are a community clean-up project ridding city streets of trash, reducing waste,supporting local business and taking personal responsibility for the environment.

Today, In Laguna Beach, there are 5 “1st Saturday Pick It Up!” “Storefront” locations: Hobie Sports Downtown, Laguna Beach High School (where Club ZeroTrash LBHS was formed in 2009) Thalia Surf Shop, El Ranchito & United Studios of Self Defense in So Lag.

Over the years other Laguna businesses and organizations have participated in the 1st SATURDAY Program:
Yogaworks, St. Mary’s Church, Church by The Sea, UPS Store, Victoria Skimboards, La Sirena, Stand Up Paddle Co., Gorjana, Laguna Surf & Sport & Whole Foods Market. Since 2007, thanks to Carts provided by Waste Management ZeroTrash has removed over 70,000 of Trash and Recyclables from Laguna’s Streets, Parks, Gutters and Beaches.

ZeroTrash incorporated, then became a non-profit before expanding the program to 4 other communities: Dana Point from Girl in the Curl Surfshop, Newport Beach Penninsula & Corona Del Mar both from Avila’s El Ranchito stores and ZeroTrash Chico, from Bella’s Sports Pub. We are currently organizing ZT Chapters in Mission Viejo & in Phoenix AZ.

Thanks to generous support from both founding Sponsor XS Energy Drinks and sponsor Miocean along with many “Storefront Supporters” and personal donations along the way, ZeroTrash has brought communities together to rally against the onslaught of all too common Street trash.

ZeroTrash goes into the schools with it’s Trash Talks assembly program, teaching kids the value of recycling and eliminating waste at home and in their communities

ZeroTrash works with local city governments to upgrade their public trash and recycling infrastructure to provide the public with a obvious, systematic placement of cans on every street corner, wherever possible.

On Saturday Oct 15 ZeroTrash, with a donation from Greg & Barbara MacGilivary’s One World One Ocean Foundation, will assist in the International Coastal Clean-Up Canyon to Mainbeach Trash Pick-Up. The event starts at the Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Canyon @ 930 AM collecting Trash along Laguna Canyon ending @ Mainbeach to Pick It Up! on Mainbeach.

Biodegradeable Bags generously provided by Nicholas Waln of Eco-Us Biodegradeables

LaSirena Restaurant, also celebrating their SoLag expansion will offer 50% off food to “Adopter’s” in ZT “Red Army” Shirts @ both Laguna Locations, Mermaid & Aliso Creek Center
Hobie 20% off soft goods
Thalia 10% off
El Ranchito 50% off food

22 Jul 2011

Party With a Purpose in Surf City

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Join us on Friday, July 29th at Sharkeez in Huntington Beach to kick off a week of surf, sun and civic pride.

We’re teaming up with Sharkeez to show our thanks to HB locals who want to take personal responsibility for their town. We’ll be going strong starting at 5pm with free food and drink specials so low we aren’t allowed to post them. Most importantly, though, this is about making a simple statement that this is our town and we don’t want trash in our streets.

26 Apr 2011

Anaheim Ducks Celebrate Earth Day 2011 with ZeroTrash

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What happens when Ducks fans get motivated? A lot… A whole lot.

A parking lot of a lot.

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Anaheim Ducks organization wanted to do something good for the environment, good for the community and good for their fans. ZeroTrash joined forces the with the Ducks “Street Team” and Go Country Radio 105 for a bottle and can drive in Westminster on a bland, unpromising Friday afternoon, Earth Day 2011. Read more