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Erin Rhoads

Author, Education Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, Sustainability

Erin Rhoads talks and writes about the difference we can make by reducing our waste.

Erin has been sharing her zero-waste and plastic-free lifestyle on Australia’s popular eco lifestyle blog since 2013. She was a consultant on ABCs War on Waste; is a regular contributor on ABC Radio, and has shared her tips for a zero-waste life with thousands at workshops, talks and forums around Australia.

Her first book Waste Not: Make a big difference by throwing away less was released July 2018, followed with Waste Not Everyday. She is currently writing her first Children’s book.

Where were you born?

I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and my grandmother would describe me as a southern belle.

What other jobs have you had?

My background is in graphic design working for big multi-national brands that ironically I’m now campaigning against in my current work as a zero-waste advocate.

What themes are recurring in your work?

The main theme of my work these days is environmental and social justice, encouraging people to slow down and think about how their choices will affect everything on this planet.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Writing the book I wish I had when I started on my zero-waste journey!

What are you passionate about?

Environmental and social justice, fighting food waste, encouraging people to shop secondhand first, borrowing and hiring what we need, and of course – using less plastic.

Haven’t I seen you before?

My face pops up on TV and in print with my tips to live more gently on the planet. I’ve been featured on BBC World, The Project, Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Age, Marie Claire, Peppermint Magazine, Women’s Weekly and many many more!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Our actions, no matter their size, are always powerful. Never forget that


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