Clean with a Conscience: DIY Home Products with Lauren Singer

Tickets are $50 and must be purchased ahead of time here: In a city of over 8 million people, trash is no small issue. On average, NYC residents produce over 12,000 tons of trash a day. A day! That's not cool by any standards, and we certainly can't get behind that as a sustainably minded rooftop farm. Enter Lauren Singer. This waste free powerhouse has taken the Zero Waste lifestyle by storm, analyzing the things she uses, the things she actually doesn't, and keeping only the necessities in her life. The result? A lot less trash. In this workshop, Lauren will teach us how to make our own cleaning spray and toothpaste. These are all things that we normally purchase, that come wrapped in all sorts of wasteful packaging, and honestly might not be that good for us!! She'll give you tips for leading a low waste lifestyle and leave you feeling inspired. Weather permitting the class will take place outdoors. In the case of inclement weather the class will take place in our indoor loft space. ABOUT LAUREN SINGER
Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of the organic cleaning product company The Simply Co.. An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.
Through her blog she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items. Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, TEDx, NBC, AOL, CNN, Yahoo, FOX, BBC, and NPR amongst others.