How sweet when you get kids involved in a global effort to get to zero waste. Zero waste brings financial gain on every level: Local communities, states, regions and, equally important, individually as well. We all pay a significant price for excess waste that we can not properly recycle back into the economy.
As we have been saying for months now, this is a key component of the business side of green.
Here's the link: http://greenopolis.com/goblog/litegreen/pick-america-takes-zero-waste-message-coast-coast
Part of the story: "I don't think I've ever heard of anything like this...a group of young people who have banded together to go from Maryland to San Francisco, picking up trash and spreading the word about conservation and living a zero waste lifestyle. They call their group Pick up America, and so far they have collected about 132,035 lbs of roadside litter.
...The group travels in a re-purposed diesel bus dubbed Due West. The bus was converted to run partly on vegetable oil, and fitted with bunk beds and a small kitchen. The bus is both home and office as the group collects trash, works with schools and municipalities, and creates local reuse art projects across 13 states."
We'll profile them on a future show. In the meantime if you are a teacher, school official or community leader, getting your city or town involved would be a wonderful boost to this group.