Zero-Waste Lifestyle Expert Heads to Dallas Tuesday

Bestselling author and internationally recognized spokesperson for the zero-waste movement, Bea Johnson, will bring her passion for the zero-waste lifestyle to Dallas on March 2 as part of an event that will include shopping opportunities, discussions, and a book-signing.

As part of her #ZeroWasteHomeTour, she will speak at an event hosted by the Alliance Française and Dallas Accueil, accompanied by Dallas vendors and representatives of the zero-waste lifestyle. The event will take place at Northaven United Methodist Church.

Johnson was named “the mother of the Zero-Waste lifestyle movement” by CNN and has spoken to audiences worldwide, including her keynote speeches at the United Nations, the European Parliament, TEDx and major companies like Google, Amazon, IKEA and Starbucks.

Her bestselling book “Zero Waste Home” has been translated into 27 different languages.

“Bea’s journey in reducing her waste to make an impact in this world was so inspirational, yet real and achievable,” said Amy Kennedy, one of the event’s organizers. “I started making just a few of the changes she suggested like using cloth napkins and bringing my glass bakeware to the meat counter at Sprouts – these are some of the things I wish I’d known earlier, even if my goal wasn’t zero waste.”

“She outlined small changes that not only reduce waste but also save time and money,” Kennedy added. “Bea has made an impact on me, and being a Dallas native, I want to share that with my community.”

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Participating organizations include North Haven Gardens, Interabang Books, Dallas Zero Waste, Recycle Revolution, North Texas Master Naturalists and Compost Carpool.

The event will be broken up into three portions: the zero-waste market from 5-6 p.m., Johnson’s keynote speech from 6-7 p.m. and finally, a book signing and an additional hour of the zero-waste market. Admission is free.

 

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, deputy editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

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