Mar 31: Zero Waste Home

Zero Waste Home
Bea Johnson, Speaker, Author and Lifestyle Expert
The world-acclaimed author of Zero Waste Home, a.k.a. the “priestess of waste free living”, will share her tribulations and secrets to reducing her family’s trash to a quart jar per year. Through this upbeat presentation, you'll discover the amazing advantages that the zero waste lifestyle has to offer: they might be very different from what you’d expect!

Bio: Bea Johnson and her family are dedicated to living a Zero Waste lifestyle; they generate a mere quart of waste per year.  Through her blog and with her book, Zero Waste Home, Bea inspires a growing international community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.  Her passion and positive outlook have earned her appearances on TV and in publications around the world.  Grand prize winner of “The Green Awards” in 2011, she regularly speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences.  She has become the spokesperson for the Zero Waste lifestyle or, as The New York Times puts it: “The Waste-Free Priestess”.

4:30 p.m. in Porter Hall 100 auditorium at CMU.  

Other highlights for the weekend will include a State of Sustainability Talk with Mark Dixon from COP21 on Friday, April 1 at 4:30 pm and a featured talk from Jacqueline Patterson from the NAACP (national office) on Environmental Justice in Flint, Michigan:  A Case Study on Saturday, April 2, at 4 pm. 

To register for the Sustainability Weekend 2016, visit 

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