Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Zoom Out Mycology
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Zoom Out Mycology is an environmental services company that uses geography and mycology to create regenerative landscapes and soil ecosystems. We also offer sustainability consultation for to gardeners and farmers who have the goal of contributing to food security.
Contact Person: 
Bashira Muhammad
Title: 
Founder and owner
Business Location: 
107 Hansbury Ave
07112 Newark , NJ
United States
40° 42' 17.1324" N, 74° 12' 52.83" W
Phone: 
9739327473
Email: 
shroom@zoomoutmycology.com
Number of Employees: 
5
Website: 
www.zoomoutmycology.com
Membership Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Management and Leadership
Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
We go into the forests we’ve sourced logs from, plant trees in many different parts of the world and know the people who cut down our trees. The trees we take down are usually causing issues of encroachment or other forest management issues so we bring home that product for secondary use.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 

ZOM provides resources to the general public through its environmental awareness blogging. Our blog can be used by anyone looking to stay informed on environmental happenings across the world. ZOM also offers Soil Restoration consulting services, we create tailored strategic plans and designs to fit your projects. For those looking for greater level of involvement we have a Newark, NJ based sustainability leadership training program. Track one is “Wildlife & Nature” and Track 2 is “Mental and Physical Well-being.” Link: http://www.zoomoutmycology.com/programs.html

Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
ZOM strives to be plastic free so we use no single-use plastics for business purposes. We also use paperless invoicing. We normally work with teachers and professors or have a free monthly presentation during the lunch hour at Whole Foods in Newark. Come join us to find out about waste and consumption, how they relate to the environment.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
ZOM grows mushrooms on waste-products like used cardboard which saves hundreds of dollars and saves immeasurable amounts of forest and wildlife by not clearcutting temperate and tropical forests for agriculture. Our mycogardens use “waste” products like sustainably harvested logs from local forests or locally sourced wood chips. Mycogardens contribute to soil restoration and we are now on to our fifth soil restoration project this year. We cultivate mushrooms using cardboard, logs, and woodchips on our experimental farm in Oregon and have diverted at least 100 boxes of cardboard from entering landfills. Basically, our farm tasks operate off of waste products!
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
ZOM is committed to recycling and minimizing all business waste. We recycle by not creating waste in the first place. With the exception of our technology needs for research purposes (i.e. soil testing equipment and laptops), we use secondhand materials for everything we do. We use minimal (& no single-use) plastic and recycle less than 2 pounds of glass bottles and paper combined per week.
Lbs Saved: 
104
Money Saved: 
10
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
To kickstart zero waste living ZOM is giving out bamboo straws, so far donating 50+ straws to NJ residents.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Restoration Project
Description of Action: 
Mycogardens offer a simple contribution to soil restoration and we are now on to our fifth soil restoration project this year. One of those projects was with the Liberty Hall Farm at Kean University. In the Spring of 2018, we will be restoring one community garden in Newark, NJ. We are holding two fundraisers to make this happen. We're accepting donations from November 1st until January 2nd.