Speaking with Rob Greenfield

I’m a big fan of Rob Greenfield, so it was a dream come true, to not only hear him speak (twice!) but speak with him, and put him up for a week!

Rob’s an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.

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Check him out, he’s a total inspiration, with more projects than you can shake a stick at! He’s doing it all, cycling across America on a bamboo bike not plugging into any power, wearing a months worth of rubbish around New York, living in a tiny house, as well as putting out videos that go viral, sharing the good work of others. He really lives it, he is a dude making a difference.

So to hear Rob speak in Totnes arranged by Earth.Food.Love was great. To make the chance to speak alongside him in Bristol, and put him up and get to know him was awesome! Food Cycle wanted to host him, so we got together and put on an event, and they put on the food.

It was quite something to have such an experience speaker such as Rob to give me such praise.

Your talk was engaging, with the right balance of personal story, emotion and solutions.

There were people there from Greenpeace, who were equally positive. It seams I’m getting the hang of this public speaking lark!

It’s really an honour to be able too, to people and let them know my story, and how living PALL with less plastic is possible and what we can achieve. To do that alongside Rob Greenfield, was a dream come true!

Remember, every refusal adds up.

And every person we tell, those refusals can add up and ripple out …

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UKs first Zero Waste shop

The first Zero Waste shop has opened in Totnes! To celebrate they hosted Rob Greenfield on his European tour. I’m a big fan of Rob’s so when I heard he was over, I made the effort to find out where, and make sure I was there!

“Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference.”  You may know him for ‘Trash Me’ when he wondered around New York for a month in all the trash he created when he lived like the average American. That’s just one of his many awesome projects.

We meet at Earth.Food.Love. Wow, what a treat! I’ve been to scoop shops before, but none such as this one. It’s beautiful and they stock so much, even though they’re in a tiny shop. Run by Nicola and Richard, they’re a welcoming couple, quite literally juggling their new shop and their new baby all at once. It works, so much so they’ve created a ‘how to’ guide for others wanting to set up.

It says on their website, ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’

They even have a peanut butter making machine!! They look at their supply chain, and make sure plastic is avoided in that to, so it’s not just the plastic you see on the shelves they prevent.

It would be a dream come true to see more of these shops popping up, and they’re supplying the tools to help do just that. So get in touch with them if you’re up for the challenge.

If you’re close to Totnes, why not pay them a visit. It’s a beautiful historic town!

They also supply what you need for living PALL easier. 

This video Rob made, with over a million views on Facebook within a week! Together they’re showing there’s a demand for zero waste shops such as Earth.Food.Love. 

Remember, every refusal adds up,

and every zero waste shop that opens will make that a lot easier!