OUR MISSION

The Source Zero exists to provide a resource for people who are working towards limiting their plastic footprint. We bring together women’s small businesses whose mission is in line with ours and provide a judgment-free education zone on how we can alter one thing at a time to keep our plastic use minimal.

Visit the shop for a soap refill bar and other daily essentials that are earth conscious, locally made, and well crafted for longevity. Whether you refill a used bottle at our soap bar or switch over to a bamboo toothbrush, know that every little action counts and adds up to create a positive impact on the planet and community around us.

ASHLEY MERZ

owner

In love with nature, animals, and our earth, Ashley always knew she wanted to build a life around these interests. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Anthropology, bringing together her love of human diversity and connectedness, and also an understudy in Earth Sciences. The Source Zero is a combination of her many passions, as well as the desire to leave a positive impact on the planet.

As The Source Zero grows, Ashley hopes to have a percentage of the profits go towards building an animal sanctuary. Of course, she could not do this without an amazing team at the shop and eventually at the sanctuary. It truly takes a village to make dreams realized, and she prides herself on bringing together the right people at the right time.

CHRISTINE LIU

branding and marketing manager

Behind every photo, event, and marketing campaign for The Source Zero is Christine, a local zero waste blogger and author. Her education in industrial and packaging technology led her to start living a zero waste lifestyle, and she loves educating her online and in-person community on how they can lessen their impact on the planet! If you’ve ever browsed our store, there’s also a chance you’ve seen her book, Sustainable Home, on the shelves.

Christine looks forward to connecting with you at future events at The Source Zero, and in her online community. You can find her @simplybychristine, and learn more tips on a simple, sustainable lifestyle. Otherwise, be sure to pop on by to visit the shop and there’s a chance you’ll catch Christine and her fluffy pup, Cooper!

CHRISTINE LIU

branding and marketing manager

Behind every photo, event, and marketing campaign for The Source Zero is Christine, a local zero waste blogger and author. Her education in industrial and packaging technology led her to start living a zero waste lifestyle, and she loves educating her online and in-person community on how they can lessen their impact on the planet! If you’ve ever browsed our store, there’s also a chance you’ve seen her book, Sustainable Home, on the shelves.

Christine looks forward to connecting with you at future events at The Source Zero, and in her online community. You can find her @simplybychristine, and learn more tips on a simple, sustainable lifestyle. Otherwise, be sure to pop on by to visit the shop and there’s a chance you’ll catch Christine and her fluffy pup, Cooper!