We are a community run initiative to facilitate networking learning and sharing. We aim to bring you an ongoing series of pop-up festivals with workshops, talks, screenings, and meet-up sessions taking place on a regular basis in different locations. You can meet our lovely team of dedicated volunteers here, and if you like to get involved yourself, check out the Get Involved section.
Zdenka is a food lover and amateur aerial acrobat who likes to keep things simple. She shares her tips and tricks for living a more sustainable life on her blog, Coming to Zero. In her free time, you’ll find her in the garden trying to coax vegetables out of the ground by any wizardry possible. She has also occasionally been sighted indoors, but is likely to cut a distorted figure behind all those glass jars full of kitchen experiments. Zdenka joined the festival organisation team in July 2017 and currently is the treasurer, instagrammer and (wannabe) designer.
Íde is a true sustainarian and founding mother of the Zero Waste Festival. Her journey towards living more sustainably started back in 2016, which she declared to be her personal buy-nothing-new-year. Since, she graduated to be a renowned Zero Waste lifestyle expert. In 2017, with her husband, she started the first Zero Waste stall touring the markets of Dublin and its surroundings (Bring your Own). On Instagram, you can follow Íde‘s eco journal documenting her efforts to reduce her impact on the planet.
Celia has been involved with the Zero Waste Festival team from the beginning and is heading our pop-up events. Together with Mies, she also runs the Zero Waste Dublin Meetup, is a member of the Dublin CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and co-founder of Precious Plastic Dublin. You can follow her Zero Waste adventures on her Instagram and her own blog. Her biggest enemy is disposable plastic and her favourite zero waste gadget is a jam jar. In “real life”, she is researching packaging waste in Ireland and the EU.
Jan is an environmental scientist with an undeniable passion for sustainability, data, more data, and quirky facts. E.g., did you know that, according to the Litter Monitoring System, cigarette-related-litter constituted about 55% of all street litter in Ireland in 2016, while food-related-litter contributed 24%? Jan mainly takes care of our website and you might see him shoot a few videos and click a picture or two during our events. You can also find him on Twitter or check out his personal blog.
Laura is an environmental enthusiast and a social addict! Her Zero Waste journey started recently joining as volunteer to meet more people with similar values, learn how to make practical positive changes and share fun (sustainable) experiences! Laura’s background is in Environmental Policy and she worked in different environmental fields; she is also passionate about community engagement and is an advocate of sustainability as a social connector. In her free time she is exploring new places and spending time with friends. With the Zero Waste Festival she will contribute mainly as content creator but will also help during upcoming events.