This is the story of how one woman transitioned to zero waste without totally losing her mind…ish.
Jaren Cerf, a newly single recording artist in her mid-thirties with two toddlers, decides transitioning to zero waste is exactly what the doctor ordered. Not only will it look like she has her life together, she’ll also have a project to keep her mind occupied when the kids are with their dad.
How hard could it possibly be? Zero-waste living has a lot of benefits: you can pay off your mortgage and student loans faster than your friends, save hundreds of dollars buying your wine in bulk, and spend half the amount of time it normally takes to do laundry. But isn’t it still kind of a hassle?
Follow Jaren in her journey as she attempts to ditch her old life as a chronic clutter-butter (a term she invented) and embrace a new, less-is-more lifestyle, one change at a time. Included in her book are hilarious stories about her Wild West upbringing; rants about random things like miswak sticks, the cleaning fairy, and that huge new mall in Moscow; and plenty of examples of what not to do when you’re trying to transition to zero-waste (for example: how not to compost indoors).
Unlike a lot of the great books about zero waste on the market today, Talking Trash: My Year In Zero-Wasteland isn’t a how-to guide. Jaren is not an expert in the field of zero waste, nor does she try to be. She’s simply a storyteller who changed one habit a month for a year in an effort to make the world a better place.
Did she succeed? Find out!
What you’ll find inside:
Introduction: Down In The Dumps
Chapter 1: BYOPackaging
Chapter 2: I’ve Got Worms
Chapter 3: Zero-Waste Beauty
Chapter 4: Zero-Waste International
Chapter 5: Zero-Waste Soap
Chapter 6: Safety Razors
Chapter 7: Decluttering the Closet
Chapter 8: Cloth Pads and Diapers
Chapter 9: Meltdown
Chapter 10: Saying “NO” to Clutter
Chapter 11: Upcycling and Multipurposing
Chapter 12: Zero-Waste Gifting
Chapter 13: Reparations
Chapter 14: Six-Month Update
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This book is free from 03/15/2020 until 03/19/2020.
About the Author
Jaren Cerf is a multi-award nominated recording artist/actress/songwriter most recognized for her work in the genres of electronic dance music and folk music.
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