How GREEN can you go? 

Bea Johnson (R) with co-host of the event Rhian Berning (L) of Eco Atlas
Published: May 7th, 2017
by Patty Butterworth

Plett Tourism and Eco Atlas presents internationally acclaimed Bea Johnson, guru of the Zero Waste lifestyle.

Bea Johnson (R) with co-host of the event Rhian Berning (L) of Eco Atlas

Bea Johnson (R) with co-host of the event Rhian Berning (L) of Eco Atlas

Think you are living green – buying those organic bananas in the plastic bag, the BPA/phthalate-free container of green tea and the fair-trade muesli that is packaged in a bag inside a box?  Think again! You may be trying to live more sustainably but maybe you could use a little guidance. This weekend, Bea Johnson introduced her five R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot – in that order.

Bea has been inspiring people around the world by sharing her journey through social media and speaking engagements focusing on how to obtain a zero waste lifestyle. She has given 100+ speeches in 20+ countries on five continents, and she has spoken at The European Parliament, United Nations, Google, Adobe and more.

On Saturday, the 6th of May, Bea shared her experiences in Plett in the stylish and newly renovated Lagoon Room at the Beacon Isle Hotel to an audience of more than 160 people from Plett, Knysna, Sedgefield, George and as far as Port Elizabeth.

Zero Waste Guru event at Beacon Island Resort, presented by Plett Tourism

Zero Waste Guru event at Beacon Island Resort, presented by Plett Tourism

Her ability to educate and inspire people to live a lifestyle that will reduce their waste to landfill and live a simpler, healthier lifestyle was powerful and entertaining, she managed to shattered many misconceptions, proving that the Zero Waste lifestyle can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.

Several eco-friendly Plett companies were displaying their products prior to the talk, including The Clean Shop, Nature’s Valley Trust, Sassui Skin Care, Fresh Bag, Eco Atlas and Ingwe accommodation.

This was the first Plett Tourism Thought Leadership Programme initiative, a series of workshops and guest speakers to inspire and educate all areas of the community.

 

 

Sassui Skin Care

Sassui Skin Care

Ingwe accommodation eco bricks

Ingwe accommodation eco bricks