ZWAP! Zero Waste Ambassadors Program

Even the most poker-faced Home ReSource regulars have been spotted cracking smiles amidst flurries of fifth graders on building materials scavenger hunts.

Alexa, our 2017 Zero Waste Educator, with students from Franklin Elementary playing ZWAP! The Game

ZWAP!, our Zero Waste Ambassadors Program for fifth graders, returns in its second year and students, parents, and teachers alike have given us the seal of approval. Students want to come back. One parent chaperon remarked the program was “fantastic from beginning to end.” And teachers have thanked us for creating a “well-developed, fun, and meaningful” program.

ZWAP! is designed to help young Missoulians begin to think more critically about materials – where they come from and where they go – and to empower them with the knowledge that their choices really do matter so that they can help knock out waste in Missoula. Last spring, more than 600 fifth graders learned about the materials economy and reuse in this experiential Home ReSource educational program. We expect even more will get ZWAP!ed before the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Read the ZWAP! 2016 report.

Want to get ZWAP!ed?

If you’d like more information, please contact Jeremy, Community Engagement Manager,

ZWAP! is supported in part by The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation.