Journey To Launch Podcast Interview with Jamila Souffrant – My Money Idol!

I was thrilled to be interviewed by one of my role models in the personal finance realm, Jamila Souffrant! We connected over my passion of dumpster diving, and how it fuels my goal to reach financial independence. The world is full of abundance and opportunity. To achieve success and wealth it’s a matter of being … More Journey To Launch Podcast Interview with Jamila Souffrant – My Money Idol!

Recap: Conducting a Waste Audit at East End Market Orlando

East End Market (EEM) is one of Orlando’s poster-children for sustainability, where people go to support local independent businesses and their products. It’s one of my favorite hangouts, and frequently has pop-ups featuring local artists and artisanal delicacies that are on the cutting edge of what’s hip. When given the choice to select a location … More Recap: Conducting a Waste Audit at East End Market Orlando

Presenting at the Orlando Permaculture Meeting

I had the pleasure of recently giving a presentation on the history of the solid waste industry at the Orlando Permaculture meeting Tuesday night. It wasn’t easy following #GreenCelebrity Rob Greenfield’s presentation, in which he spoke about his current project of only eating food that he’s grown or foraged. I started with some sobering statistics, … More Presenting at the Orlando Permaculture Meeting

Change Your Life With Tidying – Book Review

I recently finished the animated comic book “The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. The author wrote the book as an approach to combat clutter and the stress that usually follows. To summarize Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method: In order to live comfortably and achieve happiness for your family, only choose items that bring you … More Change Your Life With Tidying – Book Review

Pop a cork, save a tree!

“Cork harvesting is like sheering sheep,” said Patrick Spencer as he sat down to discuss his non-profit organization, Cork Forest Conservation Alliance, over coffee. Cork farming and production is the most sustainable forest industry in the world. Yet, in the last 20 years or so, misinformation has plagued it. Demand has shifted away from cork toward plastic … More Pop a cork, save a tree!