Our mission

To inspire, educate, and activate individuals to dramatically reduce their plastic and trash footprint and to create sustainable and mindful habits.


Our Strategy:

At Be Zero, we work with and educate everyday individuals. We take a whole-lifestyle approach with our education programs which engage individuals, families, and local communities together to rethink and rebuild consumer and lifestyle habits and to activate personal power and personal empowerment to address growing environmental impacts.

Our Core Values: 

  • Community 
  • Commitment 
  • Compassion 


We provide inspiring and engaging on-ramps for individuals to make personal lifestyle choices that drastically reduce their household trash and plastic consumption and to create more meaningful lifestyle habits through simplification, resourcefulness, and ingenuity while creating positive impacts on their local communities and ecosystems. 


Our programs are designed as on-ramps to inspire, educate and empower participants, while producing multiple benefits (environmental, social, and economic) at the personal and local level in the communities in which they operate, as well as at the global level.

To that end, we focus on:

  1. Developing easy and accessible methods for dramatically reducing household trash and plastics.
  2. Sharing practical resources and tools for living simply and reducing overconsumption.
  3. Inspiring individuals to adopt low-waste friendly lifestyles as their own.



Andrea Sanders | Executive Director & Founder of Be Zero

Andrea Sanders lives in Boulder, Colorado and is the director and founder of Be Zero, TEDx Speaker, BioMindfulness teacher/advisor, traveler and artist. Andrea's background in environmental conservation spans over 20 years along with work in both the marine and wildlife fields. Andrea also has over two decades of studying and teaching mindfulness meditation and yoga philosophy. She supports individuals in understanding more about themselves and how they connect to their world. Encouraging ecological responsibility, day-to-day mindfulness, and whole physical wellness. Andrea spends her time inspiring lifestyles that are vibrant and meaningful while offering practical and supportive guidance. 

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Kate Weiner is the Founder and Creative Director of Loam, an environmental arts organization that publishes a biannual magazine, coordinates artist-activist workshops, and hosts farm-to-table suppers. As a 2015 Brower Youth Award winner, Kate travels across the country speaking on joy-driven environmental activism and creative responses to the climate crisis. Reach out to her at connect@loammagazine.com or @loammagazine