April 30: Author Eve Schaub at Cary Library

Recycling Lies and Plastic Problems: What I Learned from a Year of No Garbage

Tuesday, April 30
7 – 8:30 pm
Cary Memorial Library

Internationally published author and humorist Eve Schaub challenged her family to attempt the seemingly impossible: to live in the modern world, for an entire year, without creating any trash at all. The resulting memoir, Year of No Garbage, has been featured in the New Yorker, and was described by Bill McKibben as filled with “humor and grace.”

Schaub reveals shocking truths she learned along the way about garbage, plastics, and the recycling industry. This talk will trace the high and low points of Schaub’s family’s Zero Waste journey, focusing on lessons learned and where we go from here.

Following Eve’s talk, LexZeroWaste has invited Maggie Peard, Sustainability and Resilience Officer for the Town of Lexington, and Erica Bouchard Rabins, owner of Center Goods to help lead the conversation about Lexington’s zero waste future.