These zero waste TED Talks changed my life for the better. For reals.
I’m not 100% zero waste. Yet. but I am fueled to get there by the passion and commitment of these sustainable living champions.
Transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle can be difficult and when we initially moved nearer to zero waste it involved a lot of small steps forward. One at a time.
We urge you to take the time to watch and listen to these zero waste TED Talks. They will change your life. For the better.
We hope you enjoy our selections.
The Non-Disposable Life | Lindsay Miles
This classic TED Talk by Lindsay Miles is truly inspirational. Lindsay is the well-known author of the sustainable living blog Treading My Own Path
Why I Live A Zero Waste Life | Lauren Singer
Lauren Singer is well-known for 16 oz. mason jar. In an impressive feat of zero waste living she managed to limit her personal waste over three years so much she can fit it into a jar.
Lauren’s blog Trash Is For Tossers is one of the best resources for zero waste living around. Her motto? Zero Waste Living is Simple, Cost Effective, and Fun.
Two Adults, Two Kids, Zero Waste | Bea Johnson
Bea Johnson has been championing the zero waste lifestyle since way back in 2008.
Cut The Crap: Waste is History | Kristine Ullaland
Kristine Ullaland was inspired by Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home fame.
Kristine is a social anthropologist, and shares this: “What scares me when it comes to the environmental challenges that stand before us, are not the challenges themselves, but that many people believe that they, personally, cannot make a difference. But they certainly can! The grassroots are very powerful”.
Why Plastic Pollution is Personal | Natalie Fee
As the founder of City to Sea, Natalie Fee is an expert on engaging communities to safegaurd the oceans and working with manufacturers to stop plastic pollution at its source.
How To Live a Plastic-Free Life | Alexis McGivern
Alexis McGivern is a well-known conservationist with a goal of creating a zero plastic society.
Her popular blog No Plastic Please is a great resource for anyone looking to go zero waste.
Going Green: Tips for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle | Haley Higdon
Haley Higdon is a Canadian environmentalist working at the University of Toronto.
She shares zero waste lifestyle tips for making small changes into sustainable habits on social media under the name 50 Shades of Green.