Creating less trash

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Creating less trash

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It's important to create less trash because the implications to our health and our society is dire. More than just the impact on our planet and the environment is, I think, sort of a spiritual awakening or a consciousness, and when we talk about trash it's really excess. It's about they're there and it's about consumption as opposed to living consciously, and until we really get to the place like all other biological organisms on the planet where waste equals food, then we're not really living sustainably or correctly on the planet. It's important to control our waste because I think it will ultimately give us the perfect society and sort of a natural, bio-diverse way to live harmoniously with the rest of nature.

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Kelly Meyer, passionate environmentalist and co-founder of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, is an active leader among several national and local environmental organizations.  She currently co-chairs the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and sits on the Board of Southern California’s, Heal the Bay.  Kelly is proud to have been a partner in the building of the first LEED Platinum home in California, Project7ten, which continues to be used to educate people on green building practices. Meyer was instrumental in the passage of the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a groundbreaking piece of legislation that requires environmental education in grades K-12 in all public schools in the state of California. She also completed a solar and wind energy project at her children’s public elementary school where the community experienced first hand, the concept of thinking globally while acting locally.  Most recently, she co-founded the Teaching Garden, which strives to eliminate childhood obesity by integrating good nutrition habits and fitness into schools. Now nationwide, it has been adopted by the American Heart Association as part of their prevention campaign. She was recently appointed by Secretary Solis to The Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach. Kelly is married to Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios. They have two children and live in Malibu, where she enjoys hiking, surfing and stand up paddling.

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