100 Change Makers

Oakland Recycles launched the 100 Change Makers program in Spring 2022. The goal of 100 Change Makers is to identify individuals, organizations and businesses in Oakland who will educate our community about how choices we make related to managing waste impacts the environment. We would love for you to be part of this change!

Oakland Recycles invites applications from local nonprofit organizations to join our 2023 class of 100 Change Makers. This month-long environmental leadership program teaches participants about the connection between waste and climate change and clarifies questions about how to properly recycle and compost. Up to 10 nonprofit organizations that successfully complete the program will be awarded $1000 each. The weekly sessions take place virtually from 3:30-5:00pm on Tuesdays beginning March 14th and ending April 4th. For more information, contact Sarah LaRock at slarock@wm.com or sign up using the application link here: Apply to join 100 Change Makers

How do I become a Change Maker?

Become a Change Maker by joining our third and final cohort of the year comprised of 4 virtual meeting sessions starting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 ending Tuesday, April 4, 2023.  Join others who live and/or work in Oakland to learn and discuss the intersection of sustainability and waste.

To apply, please click on this application form.

Join us for 4 virtual sessions, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Microsoft Teams:

  • Tuesday, March 14: Sustainability Overview
  • Tuesday, March 21: The Life Cycle of a Water Bottle / Climate Change and You
  • Tuesday, March 28: Anatomy of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) / Anatomy of a Compost Pile
  • Tuesday, April 4: Environmental Leadership / Action Days

Read more about the program on the 100 Change Makers Program one-pager here.

For more information please contact Cameron Martin at Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC), 510-330-3264, cmarti13@wm.com.

A big thank you to the following organizations that have participated in Cohorts 1 and 2:

Oakland residents, organizations and businesses