2017 Goals!

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Ok, ok, ok! It’s all about the goals I have set for Zero Waste Nerd in this post! I’m super pumped!
Since last year was full of new motherhood – this year I will have more time  – or better organize my time – to focus on pushing the Zero Waste cause a little farther! First of all, from day 1, the goal of this blog was to inspire as many people I possibly could and to spread the word about our waste and consumption issues. I was tired of hearing that one person couldn’t make a difference and I was determined to prove those nay-sayers wrong. 

I see so many of you fighting for this cause and making a HUGE difference! The zero waste community is the most inspiring group of people I’ve ever had the privilege to be apart of and I thank you! I mean, look how far we pushed Zero Waste! A few short years ago, it was barely a topic any one knew anything about and now there are thousands of people transitioning their lives to line up with the wasteless mindset. It’s truly amazing. The future is looking bright, my friends!
Here’s a look of the things I hope to accomplish in 2017!

Organize My Social Media

I would like to start a “theme” for each day of the week on my social media pages – I think it would be fun. For instance:
  • Motivation Mondays – inspirational quotes, blogs, videos, stories, etc to keep us all going!
  • Tip Tuesday – a clever tip to help others with the Zero Waste transition
  • Food Fridays – a delicious recipe that can be easily made with zero waste ingredients
You get the idea. What do you think? These are subject to change – just brainstorming here.

Post More

I absolutely feel I need to get more content out to you! I might even have a “30 MORE Days to Zero Waste” in the works! 😉

You’ve probably seen the Poll on my site asking what you’d like to see more of. I’ve compiled the stats and will work on getting more posts including:
  • DIYS
  • Recipes
  • Minimalism Tips
  • and more posts looking into my personal life


Design Refresh

I think it’s time for a more updated and streamlined look. As I post more content, I would like to make it easier and more efficient for you to navigate through the site and find exactly what you need, quickly. With that being said….I’m looking for a Graphic Designer to collaborate with! If you are interested, please contact me via my contact page!

Reach Out Locally

I really want to reach more people locally. I will be contacting local avenues to do zero waste talks and demonstrations. I’m even talking with a local business to do a city e-waste recycling event. Organizing local trash clean ups is also on my list!

Organize Local Crop Swap

Crop Swaps are organized events where local growers can get together and trade their excess produce to prevent food waste. Whatever is left over would be donated to the local food pantries.  

Turn “30 Days to Zero Waste” into an Ebook

I would love to make 30 Days to Zero Waste downloadable so that everyone has the ability to take it on the go in a condensed, easy to read Ebook with lots of pictures and ideas to accomplish zero waste no matter where you live.

Zero Waste Market

I’ve decided that I want to make zero waste items accessible to people who weren’t aware of the movement. I want to start a zero waste market where I sell waste preventing items at fairs, festivals, and possibly online. This has been on my list for quite some time. In addition to selling waste preventing items, I will also be setting up a drop of location for compost at my local farmer’s market and do interactive learning demonstrations. 


And a secret project that I’m SO EXCITED about but can’t talk about yet until the legal stuff has been taken care of! 

My theme this year is definitely “local”.  The reason for this is due to the fact that I have noticed a real lack of knowledge around environmentalism and consumption issues within my city limits. I feel that I should take ownership and responsibility to get my city up to speed with Zero Waste. I challenge all of you to do the same! Once my local footprint has been made, I’ll start bleeding into other nearby cities until the mission is complete. 

I hope you have some great goals set for this year as well! Stay tuned for my quarterly updates – I’m going to be bus-Y! I figured the best way to hold myself accountable and to stay on track was to post this list. 😉

Here’s to 2017!

4 thoughts on “2017 Goals!

  1. Thank you for this! Because of your posting I am more awake. I'm going to make the change to make our lives as waste free as possible in our home. I appreciate what you and what you are doing!

  2. Love these! Hosting zero waste meet-ups in Chicago has been one of my absolute favorite things. We're all such good friends now, and we love getting together! Best of luck as you create your own little local ZW crew.

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