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Invite Jacquie Ottman to Speak About Zero Waste

Jacquelyn Ottman underscores opportunities to recycle as a way of achieving Zero Waste in NYC

Jacquelyn Ottman underscores opportunities to recycle as a way of achieving Zero Waste in NYC

Jacquie Ottman is on a mission to change consumption culture, especially in her hometown of NYC. The author of five books, and a soughtafter speaker in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, Ottman gives talks and conducts workshops sharing our insights about living better and smarter by aligning with our No-Waste Mindset.

As an expert advisor on green marketing to government, industry and not for profits for over 25 years, she is superbly qualified to help businesses and brands to identify opportunities to help their consumers reduce waste through messaging and product and package design. She helps businesses demonstrate their corporate commitment to zero waste with credibility and impact.


Learn more about Jacquie Ottman  HERE.

Read some of Jacquie’s writings on green marketing and zero waste HERE.

Watch Jacquie address groups on green marketing and zero waste HERE.


Popular Zero Waste Topics

How to WasteLess, Live Better In NYC:  Inspiring New Yorkers to Align With New York’s Zero Waste by 2030 Plan

Description: Taking ownership of one’s waste is a civic responsibility. Every New Yorker should appreciate how much he or she wastes, where their waste goes, and the key steps each of us can take to cut down on our waste, and with it, our impact on the environment, society, and our climate.  Ottman’s highly engaging, interactive talk is designed to ignite interest and engagement among employees, residents, students and consumers in the opportunities to cut down on waste by aligning with NYC’s Zero Waste by 2030 Plan

Key Points
How Much Do We Waste Here in NYC?
Where Does it All Go?
Mayor de Blasio Has a Plan: Eight Facets of NYC’s Zero Waste by 2030 Plan
Beyond Recycling: How to Live Better by Reducing and Reusing
What Will You Pledge to Cut Down on Waste?


Recycling: It’s More Than Just Dropping It In The Bin

Description: Need help motivating employees or residents to sort properly, and take other steps to close the recycling loop? This highly interactive, engaging talk can help participants appreciate the holistic nature of recycling as an important step towards building enthusiasm and cooperation for in-house recycling programs.

Key Points
What is Recycling, Exactly?
Why Recycle?
What Does it Mean to ‘Close the Loop’?
How To Close the Loop as a Consumer
How To Influence Industry, Government to Close The Loop


What Marketers Need To Know About Zero Waste

Description: Looking to incentivize consumers to recycle and otherwise cut down on waste? Want to demonstrate a corporate commitment to Zero Waste principles? Jacquie Ottman, an internationally recognized pioneer in green marketing and expert in zero waste can show you how to align your brand with zero waste thoroughly and credibly.

Key Points
What Does Zero Waste Mean to Consumers?
How to Engage Consumers in Zero Waste: Beyond Recycling to Reduce and Reuse
Making Credible Zero Waste Claims
Who’s Certifying Zero Waste?
Demonstrating Your Corporate Commitment to Zero Waste


Where Jacquie Ottman Has Spoken about Zero Waste

Bard Sustainable MBA
Columbia University
Fourth Unitarian Universalist Church
Manhattan Community Board 8
Manhattan Police Precinct 20 Community Council
Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board
Materials for the Arts
New York Society for Ethical Cultural
New York University
Schwab House   West 74 Street, NYC
Sierra Club
Smith College
Sustainable Brands Conference
United Methodist Church of Park Slope, Brooklyn
United For Action


What Audiences Say About Jacquie Ottman’s Zero Waste Talks

Jacquie gave a presentation to our 640-unit West Side apartment house on how to reduce, reuse and recycle in line with the Mayor’s ‘Zero Waste by 30’ plan.  Her presentation was fun, fascinating and frank. What an engaging speaker!  Such great ideas about opportunities to reduce more in our buildings and neighborhood.

We all learned so much  from her last night and many took away practical tools that will help us put her ideas  into action. I think she got the best compliment from one resident who attended and is notoriously difficult to please. I ran into her today and she said that she self-admittedly is tough to impress (she was a teacher) but that Jacquie impressed her.

I will read her Resource Guide and share what I can in the limited space I have in our monthly “Update”.
Thanks to Jacquie for sharing her knowledge and experiences with us and for all she does to help make our world better.

                                                                                                                          -Rick Schulman, Environment Committee, Schwab House

I was so impressed by your amazing ability to inspire the audience with your enthusiasm and expertise! Presentations like yours are essential to helping bring sustainability understanding to the next level.

-John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education, Materials for the Arts, NYC

I recently attended Jacquie’s ‘WasteLess, LiveBetter‘ talk and workshop. It was a great summary of the Zero Waste 2030 program in NYC and now I feel more knowledgeable about how to do my part towards achieving a zero waste goal. Who knew there were so many easy ways to participate?

– Jason Grant, Zero Food Waste PopUp Initiative

Thank you for coming to our building to talk with us. You are a great speaker – so knowledgeable, inspiring, witty, and friendly. I appreciated the way you got people to introduce themselves and interact. I was shocked at the impact of throwing away one paper coffee cup per day, as that is something I do and gave no thought to. I have been much more conscious since your talk.

I was very glad to meet the other residents of my building who are committed to reducing waste. During your talk about Live Better, I got the idea to host a casual open house for the neighbors on my floor. I want us to be more of a community! 

– Barbara Rice, Upper West Side, NYC Resident

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