Why I live a zero waste life Sleep-Engineering: Improve Your Life 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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Can we just get the rest of the 7.7 BILLION people on this planet to watch this video?? Please?? And start making small changes, like ASAP?
i love her so much wow
Kim Land
You know with a complete new wardrobe of clothes she'd look so hot.
Such a waste.
Sofia Alhonen
In Finland we have recycling for plastic packaging
I really enjoyed her speech and want to share this video with my Korean friends. I would like to add Korean transcription. Is there any way to do it?
Elizabeth Abraham
What about medicinal waste?
Andreas Andreou
so she doesn't use water to flush the toilet or have a bath? doesnt that count as waste? or does she use the same water everytime. there is no such thing as zero waste life. when you eat fish you throw the bone. if you eat an apple you throw the peel. they are both naturally decomposable but they are still waste. dont get me wrong if she does what she sais good for her but she has a long way to zero waste.
amber husband
I’m only thirteen but I use stainless steel straws, bamboo toothbrushes and I make my dad use reusable shopping bags. I’m currently trying to convince him to get biodegradable bags for cat litter. I’m also vegetarian because I’m scared of climate change lol
Dino Man
She’s loykee how I might recycle too
Mist R
God she's so attractive
Sumit Assania
Awesome thought
Day Night
Can someone please talk about how amazing her hair are! Bcz I cant
veronica luces
I literally watched the whole thing just because I couldn't stop looking at her beautiful hair.
Yahya Rashed
The whole is a waste
Pseudo Nym
She can have my second hands nuts
Lisa Hastings
She is amazing!!!
Thea Thomsen
This is seriously inspiring me.
Diya Patel
really nice
Athena F
You know how literally sometimes you buy something small online when that package arrives at you, 95% of it is unnecessary. It annoys me so much because I know that we can do something to save the world, but like 80% of the world doesn't freaking care!!!
Sagar Rathod
Best Thoughts....
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Sleep-Engineering: Improve Your Life Why I live a zero waste life 1 day ago   16:08

We spend 1/3rd of our life asleep, which suggests it is doing something very important. But, what is all of this for? And why does every animal species appear to need sleep? Based on the latest neuroscientific research Penny Lewis shows why sleep is thought to be critical for combining and restructuring memories, and thus to form the basis of creativity.

Penny (Penelope) Lewis is a neuroscientist at the University of Manchester, where she runs the Neuroscience and Psychology of Sleep (NaPS) lab. Her research investigates the role of sleep in strengthening and altering memories and the ways people can use this to their advantage. She is the author of The Secret World of Sleep, which has sold around 10,000 copies, and has written for a variety of popular science publications, including New Scientist, Scientific American and BBC Focus.

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