Zero Waste Warriors

Current Initiatives

  • Styrofoam ban
  • Neighborhood cleanups
  • Restaurant education
  • Presentations

Warriors in Action:

Contact us

Natalie Lichtenbert, Committee Lead 
EMAIL NATALIE    (Email to join the team*)

Team email:

*Ongoing members will also be asked to join our chapter


Weekly half-hour meetings are Thursdays, 5:15–5:45pm
(Check our calendar for more details.)

Social Media

Mission + Vision Statements


Our mission is to educate and engage communities to take action in the Chicago area, with the goal of eliminating excess waste and raising awareness about solutions to help mitigate the climate crisis. We promote waste reduction practices and work to accelerate responsible consumption.


To inspire zero waste within communities by connecting people to real, sustainable solutions.

Litterati Clean Up

Jan. 18 – April 18, 2021
Goal: Collect 2021 pieces of trash

We have a new challenge to start the year off cleaning up our neighborhoods! The radius expands to Champaign, so even more are able to join this round. Categorize each piece of garbage as plastic, Styrofoam, etc. to get a clearer picture of the trash problem in our area. If you have questions, email us! Learn more about Litterati on their website.

How to join in:

Join ZWW Winter Challenge 2021 in the Litterati app on your phone: Apple, Google Play

Enter this code after you create your account to join our challenge:


Upcoming Events

March 20, 2021, 1:00–3:00pm  |  Socially-Distanced Clean-up

This one will be around the Wicker Park Target (map) at 1664 W. Division. Meet at the Target entrance (cross streets are W. Division Street and N. Larrabee Street). RSVP to let us know you’re coming!