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Waste Warrior Coffee Chats

Zoom in for Waste Warrior Coffee Chats and join in casual conversation while learning more about recycling and waste reduction.

Coffee Chats typically kick off with a short topic talk led by Surplus Store & Recycling Center staff, a fellow Waste Warrior, or a guest speaker, then merge into an informal group discussion. These informal chats give Waste Warriors the opportunity get to know one another, ask questions, and provide feedback to SSRC. Over time, we hope you will become more empowered to practice zero waste principles on campus and at home and share your favorite tips and tricks with colleagues, friends and family.

Waste Warrior Coffee Chats are hosted twice a month -- on the first and third Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. To receive the Zoom login information, calendar invitations, and email updates specific to the Coffee Chats, please provide your contact info.


Upcoming Coffee Chat topics:

June 18: Feedback Session 

During this chat, SSRC hopes to hear from Waste Warriors about what about what has been working, what is lacking, and where you would like the Waste Warrior program and Coffee Chats go in the future.

July 2: CANCELLED, due to holiday weekend.

July 16: Choosing Our Impact

We'll discuss what actions are embedded in the concepts of the zero waste hierarchy and discuss everyday choices we face that influence the impact we have on the Earth. 

August 6: Getting set up for recycling success

We'll talk about what you can do in your office or at home to set u yourself, and your colleagues or family members, up for success with recycling.

Past topics:

  • Zero Waste Intentions 
  • Waste Reduction in the Bathroom 
  • Plastic Recycling on campus 
  • Paper waste reduction & recycling 
  • Backyard Composting 
  • Pallet Possibilities & Creative Reuse
  • Landfills 101
  • Resources & Partnership Opportunities


Have a topic to suggest?

Great! Please contact SSRC's education coordinator, Katie Deska, at