Zero Heroes program in Ontario!

Inspire zero waste superheroes with the Zero Heroes teaching resource

Trusted by teachers and kids for 10+ years in 400+ cities

Exciting and fun arts and game-based activities

Supports science, arts, language and social studies for Gr. 3-6

Supports Ontario Expectations

Science & Tech

The Arts


Social Studies

Plug & Play! Minimal Prep!

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How It Works

6 weekly pre-planned modules, at your own pace

Led by a website projected at the front of the class

Students do fun and engaging activities for points

Module at-a-glance (approx.60-75mins)

  • 10 Minute Prep
  • Video-Led
  • Team Activities
  • Game Shows
  • Music
  • Missions

NEW: Activities have been adapted for COVID protocols

What Teachers Say

  • "My students were engaged and BEGGED for "Planet Protector" time. They couldn't wait to do their missions!"


    Amanda F., Windsor, ON

  • "The Academy is fantastic... students are fully engaged and ask for it every day so, thank-you!"


    Melissa Mackie, Durham, ON

  • "Generated excellent questions and made the curriculum more 'real world' for the students."


    Chris McPhie, Guelph, ON


The Zero Heroes resource inspires students as zero waste superheroes to explore our garbage predicament and change their families’ waste habits!

Modules Overview

Module 1 -

Operation Garbage Watch

The adventure begins! Why is garbage a problem? What brings us joy that isn’t about stuff? First mission assignment!

Module 2 -

Operation Love Food, Hate Waste

Why and how do we waste perfectly good food? Calculate the relative value of the food families waste. Learn about an Indigenous community with a huge recycling centre in Arizona, and the principle of using every part of what is harvested. Mission 2: Reduce food waste at home.

Module 3 -

Operation Food Scraps

Composting and food scraps: why bother? Play a Sorting Game and write a rap about food scraps. Learn about the thousands-of-years-old practice of composting from an Indigenous community in Arizona. Get Mission 3: use your food scraps bin!

Module 4 -

Operation Waste-Free Lunch

What is packaging and what problems does it cause? Analyse today’s lunch. Use math to learn about collective impact. Discover how the ancestral Pueblo used nature’s principals to farm in the desert. Make a poster and get Mission 4: have a waste-free lunch.

Module 5 -

Operation Buy Smart

Now that we know all this, how can we buy smarter? Brainstorm solutions, create buy-smart guidelines, create skits about impulse shopping, and get Mission 5: teach your families to buy smart!

Module 6 -

Operation Green Cycle

Designing following nature’s design. Learning about biomimicry: how can we design like nature does? Learn about making houses from natural materials, from the Pueblo people. Invent a product that uses biomimicry. Through the art of your choice, share your product with the class.

Messages from Mother Earth

Indigenous perspectives on waste

Each week, our young Cree superhero highlights Indigenous-led environmental projects around the world, showing how Indigenous cultural practices and wisdom hold solutions for our waste issues.

Created in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous artists, elders and culture keepers.

Learn more about the collaboration.

Inspires Action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Promotes 21st Century Learning

Facilitates interdisciplinary learning

combining arts, language, science and social studies curriculum

Develops the 4C's

incl. communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity

Connects learning to the real world

through fun at-home missions to lead change in families

Meets diverse learning needs

with engaging, arts-based group activities

Helps bring tech into the classroom

in an easy plug & play format, no special equipment needed!


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