Zero Waste

Who Am I?

My name is Tim. I'm a father working to save the world for our kids. I run ZeroW to help people go Zero Waste.

 Picture of Tim    

In 2019 across America...

Climate Ride

From March to June 2019 I will bicycle 4400 miles from San Francisco to Boston via two dozen aquariums to get to know people across the US; discuss Oceans, Climate, and our Environment; and raise money to protect or Oceans, Climate and Environment. Fossil fuels are not only polluting our air and causing climate change, they are also polluting our oceans with millions of tons of plastic which ends up in the seafood and sea salt we eat. If you are able, please support me at US Aquarium Ride 2019. I'm doing this for my kids... your kids... our kids. Thanks!

Skip the straw, save a sea turtle

Why Zero Waste?

Save money, improve health, reduce pollution, protect our environment. Waste is a waste.

For the sake of our children, species, and world, we should all pursue Zero Waste. It is the ethical thing to do. We have been given a beautiful world and it is up to us to take care of it. Otherwise mother nature will have her revenge eventually and our kids will suffer: Global Warming, Pollution, Disease, Famine, and War. Oil will run out plus it causes global warming -- best to leave fossil fuels in the ground. Plastics (also from oil) are killing our oceans...

A Passion for Zero Waste

Here is a TEDx talk I gave at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California in April 2018.

How To Go Zero Waste?

Read and learn from any or all of the following.

The best Zero Waste books I've read (please borrow from your library or get electronic editions):
  • No Impact Man by Colin Beavan
  • Plastic Free by Beth Terry
  • Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
  • The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less by Amy Korst
  • Detrash Your Life in 90 Days: Your Complete Guide to the Art of Zero Waste Living by Katie Patrick
  • Big Chicken by Maryn McKenna
My favorite Zero Waste websites and blogs:
You can read about my own journey and discoveries on the way to Zero Waste at I don't post that often because most everything is so well covered by the above sources :-) . For more about me in general, see

Zero Waste is a goal and a journey. Don't worry about perfection, just do the best that you can and keep working at it.

Thanks for reading and taking care of each other, our kids, and our planet!