My climate anxiety most often rears its head when it comes to garbage: There is so much of it! In my house, in my purse, on the street, in the river... I can hardly throw out a cucumber peel without begging a higher power for forgiveness. I *think* learning how to make less trash — and championing the greater solutions around waste — could improve this situation, yes?

Thus, on Good Little Garbage Girl, I intend to talk trash. I’ll explore the smart/cool ways people and organizations are tackling waste and underscore some of the more garbage approaches, too. I will highlight the nonsense. I will see through greenwashing attempts and I will likely yell about it. I will share expert tips for how we can do better at home, and on a bigger scale, too. I will be a little garbage rat guinea pig on a hamster wheel, like a duck to water, doing all that I can to ensure no more q-tips pierce through the beaks of our beloved sea turtles. I will make Adrian Grenier proud, and my boyfriend.

Want some bullet points? OK! In this blog, you can expect information about:

  • recycling

  • garbage

  • composting

  • waste

  • general malaise

  • depression

  • plastic alternatives

  • joy

  • dogs

  • the paradox of choice

  • the agony of stuff

  • dreams

  • hopes

  • things I hate

  • things I don’t love

Why subscribe?

Once you start noticing that this world is full of trash, it will become increasingly difficult to look away. Subscribe so we can commiserate together, so you can ask me questions for which I’ll do my best to uncover the answers. Subscribe because you don’t know how to discard your worn-out running shoes. Subscribe so I know I’m not alone on this island of won’t-decompose-for-hundreds-of-years rubble. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Boost my ego a teensy bit. Give me a purpose.

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Author of "A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping." Editor, writer, person. Likes dogs and learning about garbage.