My name is Jenica Barrett and I’m the person behind Zero Waste Wisdom! I currently run a website designed to promote the zero waste lifestyle. Using recipes, purchasing guides, and local resources, I try to empower those looking to make the switch to less trash. I am a regular twenty-something woman living in an apartment with no specialized background in environmental studies or science. I am just extremely passionate about helping the planet and reducing the waste I produce! I believe in providing diverse options and resources that people can use depending on their personal situation.
I originally started going zero waste over two years ago by analyzing my trash each month. In doing so, I realized I was calling myself an environmentalist but throwing away so much garbage! Since beginning this lifestyle, I am actively doing something to better our planet that is inspiring to me and even fun to do! There have been many unintended side effects to going zero waste too. Through reducing my waste, I have discovered local farmers and community organizations that I didn’t know about before. This change has expanded my understanding of the recycling system, product manufacturing, and ways to support my health naturally. The zero waste lifestyle has so many benefits!
I try to share what I have learned through this lifestyle with others by hosting community workshops and events. I believe that engaging with the local businesses is an important step to building awareness around consumers demand for less packaging. Through my workshops, I work to inspire people to make small switches at home that can have a huge impact on waste reduction and encourage them to speak out about the benefits of reducing plastic consumption and waste production.
If you want to learn more about me and what I do, you can visit my website and sign up to receive updates on recent blog posts. In addition, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! I look forward to sharing my zero waste wisdom with you!