Explorations Lecture Event
THE ZERO WASTE HOME
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Orringer Auditorium – 7:30 p.m.
Think waste-free living is depriving, time consuming, costly, or simply reserved for hermits living in the boondocks? Think again! With a blog turned bestselling book and talks throughout the world, Bea Johnson has debunked those misconceptions and inspired a global movement.
The average American family of four sends upward of 4,000 pounds of trash to landfill each year. Bea Johnson sends a Mason jar’s worth. Since coining the term “zero waste home” nearly a decade ago, Bea has become an easy-breezy face of sustainable living. The Lifetime Learning Center wanted to learn more and share the information with our community. We are pleased to be welcoming Bea Johnson to Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Dubbed “The Mother of the Zero Waste lifestyle movement” by CNN, Bea has been featured on TV shows and in publications all over the world. She shatters misconceptions, teaching that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, as well as time and money savings. With her simple 5R methodology and blog-turned-bestselling-book, the Zero Waste Home, Bea initiated a global movement.
Bea has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to adopt waste-free living. As the leading spokesperson for the zero-waste lifestyle, she has completed 19 international speaking tours and given English, French, and Spanish talks in 65+ countries on 6 continents. We are pleased to welcome Bea Johnson to Craven CC to learn more about her innovative ideas.
Admission is Free – Suggested donation $5
Let’s Talk About It
A Book Reading and Discussion Series
Let’s Talk About It, is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme. The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime Learning Center are partners in presenting this nine-week series. The Thursday night programs include an opportunity to read five books and interact with five visiting scholars to learn more about the authors and to discuss the themes of each book.
The program is FREE and books are provided on loan. Please call the library at (252)447-7509 to register for the program. Books are now available for pick-up.
The program is complete for 2019 and will return in the Fall of 2020. Return to this page in September of 2020 to learn about the books and scholars who will be featured for the Fall 2020 program.