Zero Waste Block Leader


Local Zero Waste "Experts" To Answer Your Questions & Foster Neighborhood Efforts

Zero Waste Block Leaders are Zero Waste “experts” in your neighborhood, able to answer recycling and reuse questions; supply useful, concrete information on ways to reduce household waste; disseminate information about upcoming events, issues and offerings; and create neighborhood waste reduction projects.

Zero Waste Block Leaders

Zero Waste Block Leaders

Name Neighborhood Email Party Pack Host
Nina Haletky Arastradero Park Apartments nloveone*
Jaya Pandey Barron Park jaya.jpandey* XX
Karen Saxena Barron Park heypalermo* X
Lisa Hammond Barron Park lisa.hammond*
 Meenu Gupta Charleston Meadow meenuag108* X
Tom Neier Christine Drive neiertom* X
Ute Engelke College Terrace utschnut*
Bob Wenzlau Crescent Park bob* XX
Sonya Hanna Crescent Park swhanna* X
Ann Lemmenes Downtown North alemmenes* X
Kirsten Struve Duveneck/St. Francis kirsten_struve*
Margaret Row Duveneck/St. Francis margaretrow* X
Sarah Cornwell Emerson St. from Colorado Ave. - Matadero Creek  scornwell161* X
Nancy Olson First United Methodist Church nso2431*
Karen Sundback Greenmeadow sundback* XX
Ken Dinwiddie Jackson Drive ken.dinwiddie0*
Richard Simpson Kipling 3300+  hut.coord*
Annette Isaacson Midtown annetteisaacson* X
 Patti Regehr Midtown patti*  X
Debbie Mytels Midtown debbie.mytels* XX
Rani (Prerana) Jayakumar Midtown promiserani* XX
Carla Matlin Miranda Green cbmatlin* X
Debra Van Duynhoven Old Palo Alto debra*
Sharon Elliot Ortega Court sharonelliot*
Laura Chiu  Palo Alto Catholic Parish lauraleechiu*
Herbert Fischgrund  Palo Verde fischgrundh* X
Santa Dasu Kondapalli Palo Verde santa_dasu*   
Shannon McEntee Sheridan & Ash St shannonrmcentee* X
Carly Siskind Stanford West Apartments csiskind* X
Edie Keating Unitarian Universalist Church edie.keating100*
Yoriko Kishimoto University South/Professorville yoriko12330* X
Claire Elliott Ventura clairee44* X
Randolph Tsien  3200 Block of Ross Road tsien*

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Zero Waste Block Leader Commitment

  • Reach out to your community to let them know you are a resource for them
  • Answer recycling and reuse questions
  • Share information about the Zero Waste system and how it relates to every day life
  • Disseminate information about upcoming events, issues and offerings
  • Relay community concerns to the City
  • Foster neighborhood waste reduction projects (e.g., host a Zero Waste Party Pack - we'll help you!)
  • Attend meetings twice a year for program updates, training, exchange of best practices and networking with other Zero Waste Block Leaders

Program Goals

  • Increase community understanding of and engagement in Zero Waste practices
  • Increase waste reduction, waste diversion and other Zero Waste efforts
  • Improve the efficiency and efficacy of Zero Waste outreach and education
  • Leverage resources by using existing community networks to share information between neighbors

For more information or to become a Zero Waste Block Leader email or call (650) 496-5910