Meet my friend Bea on this weeks podcast. Since 2008, Bea Johnson and her family produce a mere pint of trash per year. Bea’s best selling book (Zero Waste Home) shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. Bea initiated a global movement and in this interview you will learn how you too can start living and leading with less waste in easy and effective ways.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces herself as the founder of Living Well Awake, the new Shine podcast, and her upcoming new book — Shine- Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and in the world, available March 2020.
[2:16] Carley introduces Bea Johnson, who shares the reasons that living a simpler, zero waste life matters to her and her family.
[7:57] Compare Bea’s time living the American Dream in a big, empty house to her fuller, simpler life in a smaller house.
[14:43] Buying is voting — how each purchase you make shows what matters to you.
[16:53] A look at climate science and the facts that bring Bea hope for getting closer to a sustainable way of living.
[22:30] Amazon or eBay? Businesses that are striving for zero waste, the concept of unpackaged products, and rethinking our online orders.
[27:58] Commonalities that Bea has discovered while speaking in 65 countries around the world.
[33:25] The importance of valuing less — less work, less stuff, and less stress.
[38:22] Why is the United States one of the slowest growing zero waste countries in the world?
[41:15] Five easy actions that anyone can take to get on the path to a zero waste lifestyle.
[49:26] Carley’s call to action — how can you say no in order to say yes to what you really want? Start by refusing, reducing, and reusing today.