The Earth Lover Guide

  • Zero waste shopping
  • How to shop in bulk
  • Grocery substitutions worksheet
  • Recycling guide
  • What to landfill
  • What to compost
  • How to toss hazardous waste
  • Shopping guide (East Bay, CA)
  • Waste audit worksheet
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Trash is for Tossers - Lauren Singer

Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson

Going Zero Waste - Kathryn Kellogg

Litterless Store Directory - Zero waste options, organized by U.S. state











Sedona Christina

The Girl Gone Green

Matt D'Avella

Going Zero Waste

Zero Waste Home

The Minimalists

Shows / Movies

A Plastic Ocean - Netflix

Minimalism - Netflix

Cowspiracy - Netflix

No Impact Man - Netflix

The True Cost - Netflix

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Netflix

Just Eat It - look for it at your library

SF Green Film Festival - check out the film archive


The Natural Home by Isabelle Louet and Sylvie Fabre

Plastic Purge by Mike SanClements


Berkeley / SF Bay Area Specific

Ecology Center Store sustainable products and events

Fillgood online zero waste store that delivers locally without packaging

Berkeley Bowl grocery store with a great bulk section

Rainbow Grocery grocery store with a huge bulk section (details)

Lhasa Karnak Herb Company lots of bulk herbs, teas, essential oils

Far Leaves bulk tea

Coffee Conscious bulk tea & coffee

Thrift stores: Out of the Closet, Goodwill

Stop Waste public agency reducing waste in Alameda County

Berkeley Recycling Services info about what's recyclable

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste safe disposal of random stuff

El Cerrito Recycling Center the best recycling center I've been to

Sports Basement collects used shoes, batteries, yoga mats, etc. for recycling