Press Release: Fun Run, Beach Clean-up, Zero Waste Festival at Ocean Beach March 21


Join Race to Zero Waste as they present Dance to Zero Waste and Run for Zero Waste.  Both events happen during National Zero Waste Week, March 15-21.

Dance to Zero Waste + Awards is Thursday, March 19 at Monarch Bar (101 Sixth St., San Francisco), 6-10 p.m.  This 21and over party will feature sustainably made cocktails available on-tap at, reusable tumblers for water provided by our partner Klean Kanteen, vegetarian/vegan appetizers, interactive education stations, entertainment and raffle prizes.  Conscious party people will also have the opportunity to mingle with zero-waste leaders and innovators as the National Zero Waste conference will be happening in Berkeley this year.

Our third Run for Zero Waste 5K Fun Run/1 mile walk, beach clean-up and festival will take place at Ocean Beach on Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m.-noon with a zero-waste festival at Park Chalet following the race.

The event will feature music, yoga, games, prizes, raffle and light post-race snacks.  Zero Waste blogger and lifestyle promoter Kathryn Kellogg will be the race’s keynote speaker.  All events are all cup-free events, so bring your own cups and bottles!  Runners are encouraged to dress in costumes, especially those made from recycled materials to promote a plastic-free world.

All funds raised will go toward furthering Race to Zero Waste’s mission of putting sustainability into action.  Race to Zero Waste (R20W) is an environmental non-profit organization educating Bay Area events, schools, institutions and businesses about the destructive impact of single-use plastics and provide effective alternatives downstream. In 2019, R20W reached more than 500,000 individuals with zero waste education at more than 80 public events and door-to-door outreach projects.

“Most have heard of the devastating effects that continue to plague our oceans, rivers, and animal life due to our appetite for plastic convenience. These events were created to celebrate alternatives to a disposable culture and single-use plastics in a fun and engaging way” said Teresa Bradley, Founder and CEO of R20W.  “Many people are confused about what zero waste is, so we want to use this event as an opportunity to educate folks about simple actions they can take to practice waste avoidance. As a result, this will give community members participating in the party and race tools and options they need to live more sustainably.”

Event sponsors include Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA), Monarch Bar, Klean Kanteen, Park Chalet Coastal Beer Garden, Sports Basement, Imperfect Produce, Guayakí YerbaMate, SCS Engineers, and more to be announced.

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