Ten Towns Ten Actions


A Resource for Rethinking Plastic Waste in Your Community

Mesh Bag Mamas Looking for Volunteers!

The idea for making mesh produce bags to give away for free came to Cindy Heath while she was working on gifts for friends and members of the New Hampshire Network's Plastics Working Group. Help the Mesh Bag Mamas reach their goal of making 1,000 beautiful organic cotton-mesh produce bags for the Lebanon Co-op. Contact Cindy Heath cheath58@gmail.com .

Mesh Bag Mamas © 2023 

Theme Song by 

Mary K. Armstrong

Goal of the Ten Towns · Ten Actions Toolkit

The Ten Towns Ten Actions Toolkit is a menu of concrete actions, ready-made templates, and technical support started by ten volunteers — many of whom have already been successful in effecting change in their communities and all willing to help others rethink plastic. The goal of the Toolkit is to inspire and guide community leaders, catalysts, champions, and others in accomplishing actions toward plastic waste reduction and zero waste strategies, and also to track and celebrate the accomplishments publicly through regular, coordinated media announcements and events.

For some history, see our Ten Towns Toolkit Today Newsletters.

Click the green button below to go to the Overview Statement to learn more:

Have fun exploring the Toolkit using any of the 3 sections below. 

We recommend using the Start Here section first, but that isn't required.

You can Choose a Partner and then Choose an Action, or go straight to Choose An Action. 

Learn about the Toolkit framework 

Discover potential partners in your community

Explore the menu of actions!

We are now 

an affiliate of 

We are thrilled to welcome our new

UNH Sustainability Fellow!

Cassie Lefleur was awarded a University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellowship to collaborate with volunteers across the state to produce a roadmap to reduce plastic overuse in schools and municipalities. Read a press release about Cassie here.

After you complete an action, please let us know

Click the "Share Your Accomplishments" button above to complete a form with information about the action and its impact.

Directly impacted = 2,800 people

Estimated indirect impact = 1o,000 individuals

 Ten Towns • Ten Actions Map

Click on the Map below to see all of the Towns! Complete list here.

= Original Ten Towns Member

Ten Towns • Ten Actions Toolkit Checklist

The Ten Towns • Ten Actions Toolkit Checklist is a quick reference tool that identifies the framework area and potential partner for each action. 

To download the checklist and keep track of your own progress, hover over the top right corner to locate the download button. Once downloaded, look for the Google Sheets File menu. From there you can Make a copy to keep track of actions you complete and the date.

Be sure to let us know about your progress in the "Share Your Accomplishments" form above so we can help you celebrate your success!

Ten Towns • Ten Actions Toolkit Checklist - Jan 2022

Ten Towns • Ten Actions Leader Resource Team