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Waylon talks with Lyndsey & Jesse Manderson, founders of ZERO (Waste) Market in Denver.
*Note: elephant journal is not, in this case, a sponsor for ZERO Market. In any case, we say what we want—good and bad, happy and sad.
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Info from ZERO market’s site:
ZERO market, opening in early 2015, will offer customers non-toxic, preservative-free groceries, organic and locally grown produce, “cruelty-free” body care and eco-household products all in bulk and without single-use packaging.
All products at ZERO market are healthy alternatives to the products available at conventional grocery chains and are specifically sold to be a “zero-waste” product. The mission: to create a more convenient way of living zero-waste and helping the community prevent and divert as much trash from the landfills as possible. Stop the trash at the source.
ZERO market will also be giving back to the community by participating in community projects and hosting fundraisers for local community services. It offers workshops for healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyles while keeping a sliding scale to make it affordable for all income families. We just launched a campaign to ask for support from like-minded individuals to help shape the future of shopping.
About the Founders:
Lyndsey Manderson, Vegan for eight years, mother of two, extremely passionate about the earth, creatures from all walks of life and community networks. She has a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia as well as recent experience in environmental education, running a Community Volunteer Club and initiating a recycling program at the Secondary school she works at. She has not only the passion and determination for a project like ZERO market, but the education to be able to sustain the values of the business. She has also been a mental health worker for the past seven years in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia (noted as the poorest postal code in Canada), working with a population dealing with addiction and mental illness and supporting those who need the extra help getting by, day-to-day. Working the front lines of community work has contributed to her commitment and determination to make an impact in sustainable practices and spreading the knowledge so it is accessible to people of all social status.
Jesse Manderson, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, will be the manager and operator of the on-site workshops, seminars and community events held very frequently throughout the year at ZERO. He has several years of Consulting Holistic Nutrition experience as well as years of current practice research, leading seminars and nutritional journalism with YesWellness in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jesse also has more than 13+ years as a mental health worker and has been an important advocate in the community for the underprivileged and malnourished. He has been living a plant-based lifestyle for the past 18 years and has continued to keep up with current health and nutrition practices throughout as well as an incredibly motivating force in a lot of people’s lives.
A photo of Lyndsey & Jesse’s total garbage from three months:
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