Why I live a zero waste life Have you met your soul mate? 1 day ago   13:31

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Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz. mason jar.

Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog, Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company, The Simply Co.

Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package-free, making their own products and refusing plastic and single-use items.

Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL, CNN, Yahoo, Fox Business, BBC and NPR, among others.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Isa Nosa
She is so beautiful and Smart too...
Alla Simakova
Thats inspiring and making difference❤❤❤
Nathan Baarsoe
Am I the only person who thought at 0:15 "Are there tampon's in there or is she recycling those".
Tahmeed Mazumder
I know the talk like the back of my hand im just here to look at her. she is toooo damn pretty.
Arzu Mammadova
I will try for my kids
Maggie Schumann
I don’t understand how making your own lotion reduces packaging and plastic. You have to buy all the ingredients in packaging?
ruben howe
We control you ,how much you have,how much you pay,control you till you die.
Harvey PlantHarvester
So she only eats out of her own garden and boycotts all meat, dairy and eggs? Didn't hear her mention the "v" word (vegan)
dakrazor
i need her to talk to me all day
michelhouelpdesque
On the flight over to do your Ted talk, did you eat or drink nothing? Or did they pour the gin straight into your mouth, teppanyaki'd your meal right onto your tray from whence you ate it with your hands?
Hanna W
I realized there are some things that wont fit into that jar. Medication. I am on SSRIs to survive. I consume about one package a month. At least downsize and do what you can. 💚
Louis Gonzalez
No condoms
gab faucher
people dont realize that doing one little thing a day can make a huge difference. an example being that at school, i sort everyones recycle, and take their compost, put in a container and bring it to my compost box. in the long run these actions make an impact.
gab faucher
you will do such great things and make such great changes, im inspired by you
Polina A
That's really inspiring!
Sk Khadari Be
😁😀😀😀😀😁😁i am my own boss then nd I make my own all
Marilyn Born
Just found your site. Thank you !!
A.j Khan
Inspiring and thank you
Jaouen Viougea
I'll stop plastic for you lauren
Александр Ма
Just don't have kids so no damage will be done. Peace
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Have you met your soul mate? Why I live a zero waste life 1 day ago   10:43

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What does it mean to be married to someone who is transgender? Ashley Clift-Jennings had to answer that question six years into marriage to her husband. After overcoming her fear of what other people would think, she now appreciates that her spouse is her soul mate, and she would know how to find her in a dark room.

Ashley is the rare combination of big ideas and big action. With an innate ability to see the larger picture and connect seemingly unrelated dots, Ashley has advised dozens of small businesses from startup into growth. She believes strongly in community and is a powerhouse in her hometown of Reno, organizing meetups and events like Reno Maker Faire and Startup Weekend Reno. She is the founder and former CEO of Girlmade, an accelerator program for women to encourage a new, positive narrative that girls can run their own startups. Now with Parlor, Ashley is combining all her natural talents as a super-connector, problem-solver and music lover to push back on the “starving artist” myth. Ashley graduated from Columbia University and is a member of Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison’s Northern Nevada Entrepreneurship Task Force (EFT).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx