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088: Bea Johnson: The Priestess of Waste-Free Living (transcript)

on September 19, 2018 in Podcast

This conversation is about joy, clean pure fun, deeper relationships, greater self-awareness, our highest values. It’s the opposite of what results from the treadmill of mainstream life built on comfort and convenience. When you live by your values in a world that doesn’t, you move from the mainstream. That happens to leaders. That could be lonely but it’s also forging ahead. That’s the opportunity and challenge for those of us[…] Keep reading →

088: Bea Johnson: The Priestess of Waste-Free Living

on September 19, 2018 in Podcast

Bea has become a role model, maybe even a hero to me. People keep saying they’re impressed with my waste. It’s easy to allow your standards to slide. One problem: my fellow Americans waste more than nearly anyone in human history. I don’t want to relax my cleanliness and integrity. Bea has reduced waste for longer and has spoken more about it. She knows what works, what doesn’t, how to[…] Keep reading →

088: Bea Johnson: The Priestess of Waste-Free Living

on September 19, 2018 in Podcast

Bea has become a role model, maybe even a hero to me. People keep saying they’re impressed with my waste. It’s easy to allow your standards to slide. One problem: my fellow Americans waste more than nearly anyone in human history. I don’t want to relax my cleanliness and integrity. Bea has reduced waste for longer and has spoken more about it. She knows what works, what doesn’t, how to[…] Keep reading →

Bea Johnson

on September 19, 2018 in Podcast

Bea Johnson’s blog and my bestselling book, Zero Waste Home (20 languages and #1 on Amazon.com, waste management category), have launched a global movement, inspiring thousands of people throughout the world to live simply and take a stance against needless waste. In them, she proposes a simple guideline, my 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order). The New York Times called her “The Priestess of[…] Keep reading →

552: Hilary Link, part 2: colleges and universities talk sustainability but rarely act. This college president does.

on January 18, 2022 in Podcast

Hilary describes her commitments as achieving some success and some failure, but learned from both. We start with her personal experiences and memories of ice skating and cross country skiing as a child leading to her sometimes painful lessons today. More than just ice skating again, she took lessons with her child. Listen to her for the lesson and why it was painful, but I’ll share that she learned to[…] Keep reading →

419: Balint Horvath, part 4: Fatherhood and sustainability

on December 7, 2020 in Podcast

Let’s talk fatherhood and sustainability. “Josh, you don’t understand since you don’t have kids, it’s impossible to avoid producing waste,” people keep saying. Since they say other things I’ve done is impossible before learning I’ve done them, I expect they’re making excuses and that I could solve parenthood problems too. Without kids I haven’t solved their problems (though guest Bea Johnson has in her family of four that produces less[…] Keep reading →

419: Balint Horvath, part 4: Fatherhood and sustainability

on December 7, 2020 in Podcast

Let’s talk fatherhood and sustainability. “Josh, you don’t understand since you don’t have kids, it’s impossible to avoid producing waste,” people keep saying. Since they say other things I’ve done is impossible before learning I’ve done them, I expect they’re making excuses and that I could solve parenthood problems too. Without kids I haven’t solved their problems (though guest Bea Johnson has in her family of four that produces less[…] Keep reading →

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