Orange County Office of Education

Robert Hammond, Board President; Al Mijares, Superintendent; Dylan Wright, Director, Orange County Waste and Recycling; Isabel Rios, Manager, Orange County Waste and Recycling

The Orange County Office of Education’s, Project Zero Waste program is an Inside the Outdoors’ service-learning environmental science program developed in partnership with the County of Orange Waste & Recycling. Every year, Project Zero Waste engages over 40,000 students in project-based lessons that transform classroom concepts into real life action. Students apply what they have learned to the design and implementation of solid waste reduction campus projects such as school gardens and recycling programs. Project Zero Waste improves academic outcomes, builds 21st century skills, and promotes civic engagement for students, teachers, and community partners.