025: Kathryn Kellogg

Kathryn Kellogg

Our guest today is a professional actor, the founder of the leading zero waste living blog, Going Zero Waste.com. She is also a spoke person for National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic campaign.

Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Kathryn Kellogg.

Episode Highlights

00:19 How did your sustainable journey start?

03:00 When we talk about living a zero waste lifestyle, what exactly does that mean?

03:03 The simple definition is to send nothing to landfill, but the more complex definition, the one that I really like is to completely wright waste out of existence.

03:32 The goal with a zero waste lifestyle is to recycle less and not to recycle more.

04:08 How Kathryn’s GoingZeroWaste.Com blog start.

04:40 Halloween treats

05:24 Love a Lonely Banana: A Song About Food Waste.

08:29 I recommend to people to start with the big 4 and they are, say no to straws, bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. Produce bags too and then to bring a full reusable water bottle with you whenever you go out and then the last one is to say no to coffee cups.

09:58 Planet or Plastic

11:43 The photographer Randy Olsen was actually on this assignment for two years.

13:41 Release of Kathryn’s new book 101 Ways to go Zero Waste.

15:41 What has been one of your most important decisions that you have made around mama earth?

I feel like every decision that we make is very important and I think that some of the traps that people fall into are feeling like one person and that the small things don’t make a difference but really the small things, when they are done over a really really long period of time, are some of the most impactful things that you can do.

Final Five

1.What is one social media account that you follow?

 Girl Gone Green

Snap Shots Of Simplicity

2.What is your hope for mama earth going forward?

 I just really, really hope that people will learn to see that connection. 

3.What advise can you give our crazy birds this week to help out mama earth?

 Really start to ask yourself questions. I always say, embrace your inner three-year-old. 

4.What is one sustainability fact that you like to use in a room with people not yet on a sustainability journey?

 20:15 The water footprint for all the items we use is just crazy. It takes 3 litres of water to make one litre of bottled water. It takes 37 gallons of water to make a roll of toilet paper. It takes 8 gallons of water to make a paper plate 

5.Where can people find you?  

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

Blog

Twitter

Key Take Away

 Really start to ask yourself questions. I always say, embrace your inner three-year-old. 

Question everything! Find out where your clothing is made, what is the process, where is the fabric from, who is the farmer that grows your food? It is only when we start questioning items in our life that we realise that not everything presented as good is always good and that you need to be able to make those conclusions for yourself based on real facts rather  than marketing campaigns influencing our decisions without doing our research to confirm.

 

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