4 Delicious Benefits of Acting on the Environment

November 3, 2019 by Joshua
in Nature, Stories

I wrote a piece in Thrive Global, 4 Delicious Benefits of Acting on the Environment, on my process of polluting less and the joys I’ve received from it.

It begins:


I last emptied my household garbage in September 2018.

The time before that, June 2017.

Yes, I took 16 months to fill one load of garbage, and a small load — one canvas tote bag full. I don’t need to use plastic bags because everything wet or that rots I compost.

When I said those dates in my last TEDx talk, the crowd woke up. I could hear people saying, “What?”, “Really?”, “How is that possible?” Afterward, people asked how I did it.

Specific details for eliminating the biggest sources of garbage — food packaging — are all over the internet, so I won’t repeat what others have said better, though I’ll recommend Bea Johnson‘s work on minimizing waste and Joshua Becker’s on minimizing stuff.


Read the rest: 4 Delicious Benefits of Acting on the Environment

Read my weekly newsletter

Initiative leadership spodek

On initiative, leadership, the environment, and burpees

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

2 responses on “4 Delicious Benefits of Acting on the Environment

  1. Thanks for the interesting perspective as always Josh. Strangely, the last link (“Click to read the rest”) seems to redirect to the wrong article.

Leave a Reply

Sign up for my weekly newsletter