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Zero Waste Kickstart

Providing startups and small businesses the tools to incorporate zero waste operations.

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Campaign Ends on December 5, 2020

Project Description

OUR MISSION

Waste Free Earth creates award-winning systems that empower others to incorporate zero waste behaviors. No matter your industry, we help companies achieve their sustainability goals with an emphasis on zero waste initiatives. We are on a mission to create a Waste Free Earth with companies that care.

 

IT'S TIME TO DO BETTER

The Waste Epidemic

 

Zero Waste Movement
The zero waste movement is more than a trend - it’s the foundation of sustainable operations.

  • The zero waste movement emerged from consumers wanting more sustainable options when it comes to products and packaging. (Vox)
  • With only 28% of consumers saying that brands make it easier for consumers to be environmentally friendly and ethical in their daily lives, there’s still a disconnect between brands and consumers.  (Forbes)
  • More than 65% of consumers say they will pay more for brands committed to positive environmental change. (1% for the Planet)
Zero waste is the foundation of sustainability
 
The future of business: reinventing the way we look at waste

While it's up to consumers to make sustainable choices, we recognize that the current systems in place don’t set consumers up for success. We want to reinvent how businesses produce and consume waste.

It’s time for us to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to waste management. We want to build a business culture that prioritizes zero waste systems over the current status quo of burying single-use items as trash in landfills.

Businesses want to do better, but...

  • Money is tight
    • Consultants are expensive
    • Hiring new staff members is costly 
  • Time is precious
    • Founders are focused on the core of the business
    • Researching where and how to start is confusing

Zero Waste Kickstart is the training on how to build the foundation of a zero waste company, which will save you money, time, and effort in the long run as your business scales.

 

THE PRODUCT & SOLUTION

Zero Waste Kickstart is the first membership-based training platform for startups and small businesses to learn how to implement zero waste operations throughout their company. Our education and community platform is accessible via desktop and mobile app.

Yearly membership includes:

Yearly membership features

 

Why yearly memberships?

  • Zero waste operations are about long-term growth and so are our programs.
  • The sustainability industry is constantly growing and expanding. Each day we learn something new about how we can be more sustainable.
  • We continuously update our platform with new information and trends so you don’t have to purchase multiple versions of the same training. We notify you when there’s fresh content so you stay informed and up to date.

Main topics of Zero Waste Kickstart:

Waste Free Earth topics

 

Zero Waste Kickstart is designed especially for...

Zero Waste Kickstart ideal members

 

 

WHY IFUNDWOMEN?

During our curriculum development phase, we plan to pause welcoming new clients to put our focus and energy into the Zero Waste Kickstart. Having startups and small businesses purchase access to the program in advance will provide us the opportunity to build out the most engaging platform possible. We will spend the funding on developing our course materials and our online platform.

 

OUR TEAM

Waste Free Earth team
  • Marina McCoy, a nationally recognized Zero Waste and Recycling Expert and Founder/CEO of Waste Free Earth
  • Alexandra Thompson, Waste Free Earth’s Lead Project Manager and Zero Waste Expert

Together, we have over 13 years of experience within the sustainability industry and over seven years in entrepreneurship education. In addition, we call on our internal network of zero waste specialists.

 

THE FUTURE

The future is bright for Waste Free Earth as the push for zero waste options moves to the top of the latest trend lists for 2021. We have multiple different programs underway to fit the needs for both businesses and consumers. In 2022, we plan to launch our "Zero Waste 101" program for individuals that want to take a deeper dive into zero waste living. This will be a similar platform to our Zero Waste Kickstart but framed towards individuals/consumers, including the Waste Free Earth app for individuals wanting to make more sustainable choices while on the go. Want to be the first to test out this platform? We are offering a highly discounted rate to be a beta tester as a reward!

 

THANK YOU

We are excited to help you kickstart your zero waste journey! Thank you for believing in our vision to make zero waste education accessible to startups and small businesses. Please share our campaign with your network - your support is greatly appreciated!

Don't forget to follow us along on our journey and for zero waste tips @wastefreeearth!
 

CREDIBILITY & CLIENTS

Waste Free Earth clients

 

Waste Free Earth awards & recognition

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

FAQs
For inquiries please email team@wastefree.earth
We'll add questions to this section as we receive them! 

Waste Free Earth
Waste Free Earth is a women-owned and operated company. We care about the health of our planet and the people on it, which is why we are a 1% For The Planet contributing member and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility contributing member.

Our Founder has received numerous awards and recognition for her work within the sustainability and entrepreneurship field including, Vermont’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 2020 Young Change Maker award, nominations for both 1% For The Planet’s Unleash Passion award and Vermont’s 40 under 40. 

Is Zero Waste Kickstart for individuals or businesses?
Zero Waste Kickstart is meant for startups and small businesses. However, if you are a mid to large size company and want to see what Waste Free Earth is all about before signing up for our Remote Zero Waste Team, we encourage you to do so!

If you are an individual wanting to dive deeper into zero waste operations for businesses, you can certainly purchase our program if you feel it would be helpful. However, we recommend you buying a ticket to one of our live workshops through our rewards at $30, which also comes with 20 zero waste tips!

PS - we will be launching an individual program soon too  

What will happen if you do not reach your funding goal?
If the funding goal is not reached, we will still be able to fulfill the orders placed during the crowdfunding campaign. Although this is our preferred method of funding Zero Waste Kickstart, we are looking at other avenues as back ups.

What if I cannot financially afford to contribute?
While monetary contributions are preferred at this time, you can still help out the campaign by spreading awareness! Share this campaign on your social networks, share it with friends and family members who might be interested in donating or purchasing a reward! Every little bit helps!

What if I would like to contribute more money but am interested in a particular reward?
There is an option to donate an open value amount (see homepage) through a monetary contribution. You can also purchase a specific reward and add on any additional amount of money of your choice. 

 

 

 

Riley Farabaugh
10/21/2020
Invitation to invest
$250
Mike
10/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Nicole Elacqua
10/20/2020
Zero Waste eBook (bulk)
$15
Thomas Anderson
10/17/2020
EARLY ACCESS: Workshop ticket + guide
$20
Shane Brennan
10/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Danielle
10/15/2020
Zero Waste eBook (bulk)
$15
Jimbo
10/15/2020
EARLY ACCESS: 1-hour Consultation
$100
Allan Thompson
10/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Heather Dalton
10/14/2020
EARLY ACCESS: 1-hour Consultation
$100
Natalie Lytle
10/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for believing in our vision to make zero waste education accessible to startups and small businesses.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Zero Waste eBook (bulk)

We launched All About Waste - Kids! in May to teach the next generation about composting and recycling. With every coloring book purchased, we donate one to BIPOC students to expand zero waste access to more communities! This activity book is great for adults too :)

This reward is a 40% discount off our online shop and allows you to share the book with multiple children or families.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
EARLY ACCESS: Workshop ticket + guide

You'll receive our guide from our 20 Zero Waste Hacks You can Adopt in 2020 workshop and a ticket to any of our upcoming workshops. Tickets ($25 value) can be redeemed until the end of 2021.

8 Left
2 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Zero waste hacks & workshop ticket

You'll receive our guide from our 20 Zero Waste Hacks You can Adopt in 2020 workshop and a ticket to any of our upcoming workshops. Tickets ($25 value) can be redeemed until the end of 2021.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
"Zero Waste 101" beta tester

Looking to dive deeper into zero waste living? Waste Free Earth will be launching our "Zero Waste 101" platform for individuals in 2022! Want to get first access and provide your feedback? Become a beta tester!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
EARLY ACCESS: 1-hour Consultation

Have Marina speak to you or your organization for an hour! Topics can include starting a business, being a woman entrepreneur, zero waste strategies, building community, implementing change, etc.

This reward is a 50% discount.

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2 Supporters
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150.00 USD
1-hour Consultation

Have Marina speak to you or your organization for an hour! Topics can include starting a business, being a woman entrepreneur, zero waste strategies, building community, implementing change, etc.

This reward is a 25% discount.
 

15 Left
0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Invitation to invest

Interested in formally investing in Waste Free Earth? We will be taking on a select group of investors in 2021. You can purchase an exclusive invitation to our Friends & Family investment round here. Thank you for believing in our mission!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Zero waste staff manual

Our zero waste staff manual will help you build a culture of zero waste at your organization or company. This five-page PDF includes zero waste principles, zero waste behaviors to adopt, waste diversion guidelines, and company protocols.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Content beta tester

Want to be the first to test out our Zero Waste Kickstart platform? Sign up to be an exclusive beta tester to review the educational content and give valuable feedback before our official launch. 

30 Left
0 Supporters
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900.00 USD
Early Bird Pricing

Sign up now and receive early bird pricing for Zero Waste Kickstart (10% discount). When the program officially launches in May 2021, we will charge a yearly membership fee of $1,000.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for believing in our vision to make zero waste education accessible to startups and small businesses.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Zero Waste eBook (bulk)

We launched All About Waste - Kids! in May to teach the next generation about composting and recycling. With every coloring book purchased, we donate one to BIPOC students to expand zero waste access to more communities! This activity book is great for adults too :)

This reward is a 40% discount off our online shop and allows you to share the book with multiple children or families.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
EARLY ACCESS: Workshop ticket + guide

You'll receive our guide from our 20 Zero Waste Hacks You can Adopt in 2020 workshop and a ticket to any of our upcoming workshops. Tickets ($25 value) can be redeemed until the end of 2021.

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Zero waste hacks & workshop ticket

You'll receive our guide from our 20 Zero Waste Hacks You can Adopt in 2020 workshop and a ticket to any of our upcoming workshops. Tickets ($25 value) can be redeemed until the end of 2021.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
"Zero Waste 101" beta tester

Looking to dive deeper into zero waste living? Waste Free Earth will be launching our "Zero Waste 101" platform for individuals in 2022! Want to get first access and provide your feedback? Become a beta tester!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
EARLY ACCESS: 1-hour Consultation

Have Marina speak to you or your organization for an hour! Topics can include starting a business, being a woman entrepreneur, zero waste strategies, building community, implementing change, etc.

This reward is a 50% discount.

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
1-hour Consultation

Have Marina speak to you or your organization for an hour! Topics can include starting a business, being a woman entrepreneur, zero waste strategies, building community, implementing change, etc.

This reward is a 25% discount.
 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Invitation to invest

Interested in formally investing in Waste Free Earth? We will be taking on a select group of investors in 2021. You can purchase an exclusive invitation to our Friends & Family investment round here. Thank you for believing in our mission!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Zero waste staff manual

Our zero waste staff manual will help you build a culture of zero waste at your organization or company. This five-page PDF includes zero waste principles, zero waste behaviors to adopt, waste diversion guidelines, and company protocols.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Content beta tester

Want to be the first to test out our Zero Waste Kickstart platform? Sign up to be an exclusive beta tester to review the educational content and give valuable feedback before our official launch. 

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
900.00 USD
Early Bird Pricing

Sign up now and receive early bird pricing for Zero Waste Kickstart (10% discount). When the program officially launches in May 2021, we will charge a yearly membership fee of $1,000.

0 Supporters
Select this reward