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 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 Giving Back & Doing Good this Holiday Season (and Every Day) Doing all the good we can is part of our company culture, and this holiday season we wanted to share some of the small ways we've been giving back. View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Our People We did some good and had some fun We held a Howloween Yappy Hour benefitting our friends at The Sato Project View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Daylife 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.