Wednesday, January 23, 7:30-9:30pm
Hosted by Caro Gonzalez & Julie Darrell
50 participant maximum
$3 — No one turned away for lack of funds
In this “LearnShop” Caro and Julie will introduce the basics of leading a zero waste lifestyle: buying more sustainably, reducing your trash, and making your own products from home. Although achieving a zero waste lifestyle is nearly impossible, you will leave with practical tips to reduce your waste in your kitchen, home, and on the go! Join us and learn about small steps you can take to build a greener and more sustainable future.
Hola! I’m Caro. Three years ago, I started working as a Project Manager for an environmental marketing firm designing public education campaigns in Southern California. As I was educating the public, I became more aware of my own carbon footprint and was inspired to live a more sustainable life. Through Zero Waste LA and Eco-Women Alliance, I have connected with inspiring people who have helped me overcome challenges and find practical solutions to reduce my waste. Now, I hope to inspire others to join the thriving zero waste community in LA!
I’m Julie Darrell, founder of BYO Long Beach. I started this small business at the beginning of 2017 with a goal to inspire locals to reduce their trash consumption and focus on reusable alternatives. BYO Long Beach offers package free products for those striving for a less-waste lifestyle. We have liquid soaps and cleaners, laundry detergent, baking soda, vinegar, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body oils, and teas available by the ounce. My hope is to be able to change the habits of our everyday lives to make simple changes that will have a long-term positive impact.
Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.
Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.