Laura Trotta is an experienced environmental engineer and award-winning sustainability educator. Laura is a passionate believer in addressing the small things to achieve big change and protecting the planet in practical ways. She has inspired and educated tens of thousands of people globally to adopt a greener lifestyle through her popular ‘Eco Chat’ podcast and award-winning sustainable living programs Home Detox Boot Camp and Sustainability in the Suburbs.

In this podcast episode Laura and I chat about:

  • What started Laura on the zero-waste journey;
  • What does a “zero-waste home” actually mean and what does it look like;
  • How to adopt a zero-waste mentality;
  • The benefits of a zero-waste home;
  • We chat about an interesting concept of moving away from a linear to a circular household;
  • Plus the main waste streams in a typical household and how can we reduce these;

Laura has just released her new book Sustainability in the Suburbs, a green living guide for modern families. It tackles topical issues like climate change, eco-anxiety, and climate grief and breaks down a series of simple actions even the busiest person can take to reduce their environmental footprint (improve their health and save money too!).

If you’d love to be one of the first to receive a copy (in time for Christmas too!), hard copy pre-orders are available at the special pre-launch price here.

Prefer a Kindle version? You can now pre-order your digital copy for just $7.99 here.

Sustainability in the Suburbs is printed by a carbon-neutral, zero-waste Adelaide printer, using sustainability-produced paper and vegetable-based inks.

Episode Links:

  • Follow Laura on Instagram here.
  • Visit Laura’s website for more information on International book orders, plus much more here.