I created this course to show you how I reduced my trash bag, stopped using plastic almost 95% of the time, and started feeling like I was making a change that could tangibly help the environment.
You really want to know, right?
(OK, but I can’t promise you’ll like it.)
I dug around in my trash. I got on a raccoon’s level to really see what I was sending into the landfill.
Last year I produced a ton of trash… Now, very little. All because I was willing to get down and dirty – and a little creative with my lifestyle. If you want to reduce your trash and feel up for a challenge, you’re in exactly the right place.
The Goals of You vs. Trash
- Reduce your trash can by half. The first thing we’ll do is a trash audit (more on that later) to measure how much trash you’ve created. You’ll note the volume/number of items in your trash in the [x] days since you took out the trash. At the end of the course, you’ll measure your trash for the same [x] days and see the difference. Hopefully it’s half as much – or even less!
- Become more mindful of the waste you create. Think fast – what’s in your trash can right now. Chances are, you probably don’t even know! That’s a problem. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to reduce your waste by becoming more aware of the unnecessary, single-use items you consume.
- Make you more confident to make zero waste choices. Let’s face it: being zero waste in public is kind of a scary thing. People look at you weird, don’t understand your requests, and sometimes flat out just say no. Part of this course is just getting you ready to feel more confident about making the requests you need to create a zero waste lifestyle. And to feel OK about walking away if your needs can’t be met.