Last modified: August 04, 2022
Bill Sheehan has collected together these scrapbooks of information that were an important part of the early history of GrassRoots Recycling Network, now Zero Waste USA. Assembled here are the various press releases, newspaper clippings, interviews, etc. that were typical of the era, prior to the age of social media. These are posted here as pdf's, as they would otherwise be lost to history. We hope these items will be useful to someone who is doing research on what it meant to make activist strides into environmental issues in the early 2000's!
Note: These documents are bookmarked so that you can easily get back to the table of contents from each section. The functionality may be hampered when viewing the pdf in a browser, but full bookmark capacity should be available for the downloaded version.
GRRN Scrapbook (1996 - 2003)
Includes highlights, origins and early days, the beginning of the Zero Waste campaign, Beverage Container Campaigns and Various Reports and Documents. Filename includes latest revision date.
Local Activism Examples
The below examples are also from the early 2000's but are activist examples local to Athens, Georgia and other Georgia locations. Campaigns like these made a difference!
Georgia Recycling & Landfills (1990 - 1995)
Recycling/Wiregrass Sierra Club Landfill Organizing - Landfill research. While this information predates GRRN, it is a crucial example of the groundwork upon which GRRN / ZWUSA was able to develop.
Pepsi Out of Our Schools (2000 - 2001)
An example of a local action to remove sweetened softdrinks from school cafeterias and break rooms.
Clean Air Athens (2004 - 2005)
A Citizens Group that brought large business pollution into public view in order to promote change.