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Priestess of Waste-free Living hits Austin

Monday, February 13, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The city welcomes the woman sometimes known as the “Priestess of Waste-free Living,” Bea Johnson, to discuss how her family dedicated themselves to a zero-waste lifestyle. Since 2008, her family’s philosophy has been refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot – and it paid off. Johnson reports that her four-person family generated a “mere pint of waste” all of last year. Her book, Zero Waste Home, is a road map, she says, to achieving that lifestyle. She hopes her story can help encourage Austin to follow through on its stated goal of diverting 90 percent of trash from landfills by 2040. Catch the talk at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.

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