MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Cleaning Up

10. Path to Zero Waste


  • Research zero-waste living.
  • Find out what a waste audit is and why you should perform one to start your path to zero waste.


  • Perform a waste audit to identify the areas of your life where you produce more waste.
  • Name three significant things you learned about your habits in your waste audit.
  • Share something you learned that surprised you the most.


  • Think of small, yet meaningful, ways you can reduce your waste and implement them into your daily routine. For example, instead of throwing away kitchen scraps, re-grow veggies, and think of ways to reuse or repurpose things that would otherwise be disposed of.
  • Research how to compost, and why it's an easy and substantial way to reduce waste.* Is composting something you could easily fit into your lifestyle? If you lack outside space, see if there is a community compost in your area. Research ways to keep your compost from smelling and how to use your compost.

*For a complete immersion into composting, see the Gaining Ground Merit Badge in Garden Gate.

April, 2024 Edition