Getting Ready To Go Zero Waste: A Discussion With Peter Foster From Transition Longfellow

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Getting Ready To Go Zero Waste: A Discussion With Peter Foster From Transition Longfellow
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Getting Ready To Go Zero Waste: A Discussion With Peter Foster From Transition Longfellow says
We're all familiar with the term 'reduce, reuse, recycle,' right? Do you also know that these three words are listed in the order of environmental preference? Reducing (one's consumption) is the best option, followed by Reuse of existing items (if using something is necessary), and then Recycling (if something can't be reused).

At Junket, we're working hard to help our community reduce the volume of good, usable stuff going into the landfills.

But the truth is that each one of us is also individually responsible for the stuff we've chosen to accept into our lives, and as such, we're also morally responsible for what happens to it when we're done using it (for good or for bad). And once this reality of stewardship has gotten through to us, it's hard not to notice those guilty pangs when we flippantly toss something into the trash...

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to feel guilty? If we could just waste not while wanting not?

Realistically, going zero waste is not a cold-turkey option for most of us, but there are many small steps that each of us can take to cut down on the garbage we create...and in so doing, start to feel better about contributing to a solution instead of continuing to perpetuate the problems. And thankfully, there are others willing to share what they've learned with us!

Peter Foster has been working on his own zero waste efforts for far longer than we have (and to be clear, none of us have reached zero waste...the effort is an ongoing journey, complete with incremental wins, occasional setbacks, and continuing edits and tweaks). Peter is a resident of Longfellow, and one of the founding members of the all-volunteer sustainability group, Transition Longfellow. While his home is not yet zero waste, he's instituted a wide range of practices and household modifications that help to continue reducing waste and nurture new habits.

Thankfully, he's agreed to share some of what he's learned during an upcoming conversation at the shop!

More about the class...

Serious waste reduction is a big goal. During the discussion, we'll focus on what to do *before* you try to go zero waste, which will help you experience greater success in the transition.

When: Wed., Feb. 24, 6:30 pm
Where: Junket, 4049 Minnehaha Ave S
Cost: Free

http://www.transitionlongfellow.org/
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