Casting Calls

Humans produce, on average, 4.5 pounds of waste every day. While some might do their part to reduce their impact, are you taking extreme measures to live the Zero Waste lifestyle?

Are you a recycling renegade that composts every last scrap of food? Do you only buy items in bulk and package them in your own eco-friendly containers? Do you always buy from secondhand stores or community trading sites that ensure your items come tag- and packaging-free? Does your server know you’re the one with the reusable utensils and napkins you’ve brought from home?

Maybe you're about to embark on the journey to live trash free, but have some concerns. What are your reasons for taking on a challenge as daunting as living without waste? Do you worry that your newly formed lifestyle might ostracize you from your group of friends, or are you hoping to find a community that embraces conservationism as much as you?

Are you an urban environmentalist struggling to create zero impact in a big city full of unnecessary consumerism? Or maybe you’ve found the only way to live truly waste free is to live a more isolated life? No matter how you’re living ultra-green, MTV’s Emmy-award winning True Life series wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 30, email us at and tell us what Zero Waste living means to you. Please include your name, location, phone number and a recent photo of yourself.