Zero Waste

Who Am I?

My name is Tim. I'm a father working to save the world for our kids.

Picture of Tim




News Flash!

I'm doing the Climate Ride on February 24, 2018 -- bicycling 250+ miles to raise money for Climate Change awareness. Please sponsor me at https://support.climateride.org/participant/timoey2018. Thanks!

 
Climate Ride




And in 2019...

I plan to bicycle 4400 miles from San Francisco to Boston to raise money for Climate Change awareness, give presentations about Climate Change and how it affects our oceans to people across the US, and visit over two dozen aquariums. Fossil fuels are not only polluting our air and causing global warming, they are also polluting our oceans with millions of tons of plastic which ends up in the seafood and sea salt we eat.

Skip the straw, save a sea turtle




Why Zero 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...





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
My favorite Zero Waste websites and blogs:
You can read about my own journey and discoveries on the way to Zero Waste at http://ecopractice.blogspot.com. I don't post that often because most everything is so well covered by the above sources :-) . For more about me in general, see http://timoey.com.

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 and our planet!