1 Promise Designed by Nature Follow Fridays: Lauren Singer Share Article: FOLLOW FOR ZERO WASTE “It is not so much a question of how to live, but what choices you make. There are always alternatives. ” – Lauren Singer. Lauren Singer, the 24 year old, NYU Environmental Studies graduate, lives a “Zero Waste Life” in Brooklyn, and is teaching the world how to join her movement one post at a time. Heading up her blog, TrashIsForTossers.com, Lauren shares her tips and tricks on how to edit, select and repurpose your way down to a mason jar full of garbage a year. The proof you ask? Lauren’s timeline of acquired garbage lives on her blog and is shared here. One month of trash Two months of trash Four months of trash Two years of trash Why we FOLLOW Lauren? Across the Trash Is for Tossers social feeds, Lauren gets you educated and inspired with her “Simple Swaps” on YouTube, keeps you on the pulse of the latest zero waste innovators within her community and their partnerships on her blog, and shares real time updates of inspiring thoughts, DIY projects and her latest accomplishments on Instagram. One moment to note is her thought provoking TedxTeen talk called, “Why I live a Zero Waste Life” – you can watch the full talk here. Sprouting from her commitment to zero waste, passion for handmade and appreciation for simplicity, Lauren recently launch her latest venture, The Simply Co., a company of natural and handmade cleaning products, funded through crowdfunding on Kickstarter. We recommend watching this space as well. Below, we share some of our favorite “Trash Is For Tossers” moments and encourage you to FOLLOW FOR ZERO WASTE. GRIDSPIRATIONS TRASH IS FOR TOSSERS @trashisfortossers THE SIMPLY CO. @thesimplyco VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpTXQl7qT0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF72px2R3Hg RESOURCES Treehugger http://www.trashisfortossers.com/p/my-trash.html Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy 5 Ways to Stay Sustainably Styled in 2019 from Everything But Water Looking to stay fashion-forward on your next beach vacation while still being earth-friendly? We spoke to our friends at Everything But Water -- our neighbors at 1 Hotel South Beach -- to get their pointers on looking your best on the beach while still reducing your carbon footprint. View Story Do All the Good You Can: Ending 2018 on a High Note As we look ahead to the future - to 2019 and beyond - we know how important it will be to support the work of organizations centered around curbing climate change and protecting the environment. To end the year on a high note, 1 Hotels is donating to The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and The Environmental Defense Fund to support the important work each organization is doing. We invite you to do the same. View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Intentional Gift Giving The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share gifts that both reflect your values and inspire others to go green. Here are some ideas on how to shop sustainably and ethically for gifts, and how you could encourage sustainable behavior of friends and family... View Story Tagged as 1 Promise To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.