Oakland Recycles - Your Recycling Team

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 Oakland residents, nonprofit organizations, and businesses 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. For more information, contact the Recycling Education Rep team at oaklandoutreach@wm.com  or sign up using the application link here: Apply to join 100 Change Makers

How do I become a Change Maker?

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

  • Week 1, 10/11/23: Sustainability Overview
  • Week 2, 10/18/23: Anatomy of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) / Anatomy of a Compost Pile
  • Week 3, 10/25/23: The Life Cycle of a Water Bottle / Climate Change and You 
  • Week 4, 11/1/23: Environmental Leadership / Action Days

A big thank you to the following organizations that have participated in the 100 Change Makers program: