Zero Waste Living

Eve M. Puhalla, Ph.D.

Dr. Eve M. Puhalla is a career educator and Penn State Master Watershed Steward who volunteers to conserve, restore, and enhance water sources and educate and support individuals and communities in watershed stewardship. Eve is a dedicated zero-waster and recycler and enjoys gardening, food preservation, canning, quilting and researching her family tree.  She lives with her better half Mark and three dogs, Rigley, Amy, and Bella in Pennsburg, PA (which is way at the tippy-top of Montgomery County—where the cows live).

Zero Waste Living

Zero Waste Living is a life-style choice that supports the elimination of trash and the adoption of practices that emulate sustainable natural life cycles. This presentation will focus on basic Zero Waste theory and practice that you can easily implement into your life choices and begin the process of reducing the volume of trash you generate. We are the caretakers of our land, our farms and environment. Stewardship for the food and the land we grow it from. Learn how this cycle can promote a healthy outlook on our communities and our family living.

Enjoy the book Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre. In 1980, before living simply and “green” became trendy and popular, Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the enormously popular More-with-Less Cookbook (over 900,000 sold), wrote Living More with Less, a practical guide for living in simple, sustainable, and healthy ways-ways that keep the future of the planet, and the plight of poor people, in mind. as Longacre states. ” There is beauty, but only in the exercise of discipline and the control of waste. Our lives can be redeemed, but only with the lasting commitment to live under God’s judgment and grace. More with less, then, is no prepackaged way to “simplify your lifestyle.” There is no fast, easy way. We can rehearse background facts, share experience, and distill standards to guide future decisions, as this book attempts to do… For Christians it is the call to obedience. Without answering that voice, and answering again and again, there is no new way to live.”

A small glimpse into Longacres book also suggestions that we look at food in our homes as zero waste. Dr. Puhalla will bring to light all the ways  we can preserve and honor our values to the land and our food that comes from it.

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