Take Five #35 Adopting a zero waste lifestyle // Sahar Mansoor
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About the session:
Considering we are currently facing a pandemic, it is important for us to become mindful of other major global challenges we are facing. This includes the largest global garbage crisis we are currently experiencing. Join Sahar Mansoor, the Founder and CEO of Bare Necessities, for a fun, interactive yet informative session on changes you can make in your personal lifestyles, at home, in your occupations and in your kitchen to become increasingly aware, mindful and start taking steps towards a low-waste lifestyle.
About the speaker:
Bare Necessities (BN) is a hub for zero-waste living in India. Sahar, currently has a 500 gram jar of all the trash she has produced in the last three years! She has built BN, a social enterprise that produces zero waste personal and lifestyle products. BN was titled one of the top 5 handcrafted-in-India brands by Harper’s Bazaar (2017). For her work in changing the narrative on waste in India, Sahar has been recognized by Google India as ‘The Most Inspiring Indian of the Year’ (2017); NDTV named her a ‘Swachh Warrior’ (2017); MTV India in association with Jockey Women featured her as one of six women re-defining career paths of the 21st century (2018).
A University of Cambridge alumna with a background in environmental policy, Sahar formerly worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva and SELCO Foundation on renewable energy projects. She is also a freelancer for Huffington Post UK and India. Sahar also attended INSEAD business school for an executive education program on Social Entrepreneurship (2018). Most recently Sahar became a Climate Reality Leader, having received the Climate Reality training from Vice President Al Gore in 2019. Sahar is also a Climate Launchpad mentor and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. Sahar has also appeared on Al Jazeera Stream, NDTV live news shows talking about plastic pollution. Other noteworthy publications include, Vogue, Verve, Elle, Femina, India Today magazines among others.
Take 5 points -
The attendees will take away the following:
- Ways to really break down and understand your waste (1)
- Measuring your waste (a key step in going low-waste) (2)
- Tangible ways to go low waste
- Personal care and lifestyle (3)
- Kitchen (4)
- Business and occupation (5)