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February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- $5

Americans produce roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. Zero waste living exponentially reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills and often in our waterways.

Learn how to reduce your personal impact on climate change from Philadelphia’s best and brightest on zero waste living! You will hear from Julie Hancher, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of GreenPhillyBlog, Nic Esposito from Mayor Kenney’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, and Brianna Ziegenhagen of @TrashTalkPhilly.

Join PennEnvironment at the end of the evening to take action on curbing single-use plastics. We’ll be witting to the media, calling elected officials, and signing petitions in support of eliminating single-use plastics.

Snacks provided from the United By Blue kitchen, drinks provided by Single Prop Rum! Purchase tickets at:


More about the speakers:

Nic Esposito is the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. He served as a PowerCorpsPHL project manager for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and then as their Sustainability Manager. He was then selected by the Managing Director’s Office to take on the challenge of creating a coordinated public and private sector plan to address Philadelphia’s litter problem, part of an effort set Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035.

Julie Hancher is Co-Founder & Editor of Green Philly, a local media company that makes sustainable living easy, accessible and affordable to the region through its website and events. Since 2008, Green Philly is the region’s top source for sustainability news, tips, inspiration and career advice. In 2016, Hancher created SustainPHL, Philadelphia’s annual sustainability awards and celebrations. Green Philly launched the City Rising podcast in Fall 2018, available on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Julie is a frequent speaker and sustainability expert, and has appeared on WHYY Radio Times, Philly Weekly, Travel & Leisure and more. When she’s not behind a computer, you can find Julie hiking, biking or traveling.

Brianna Ziegenhagen is a Philadelphia-based activist and blogger who leads a low-impact lifestyle and encourages other Philadelphians to make low-waste choices via her Instagram blog Trash Talk Philly. She has been demonstrating her waste reduction efforts since March of 2018 in an effort to exhibit to the community easy, accessible, and affordable methods to reduce one’s personal impact on the planet. On a larger scale, Bri is in the admissions process for law school, where she plans to pursue a J.D. with a focus in international sustainability and regulation. Bri hopes to be a key decision-maker in the world-wide effort to alleviate the devastating effects of climate change and to ensure a cleaner, greener future for the generations to come. Her hobbies include playing guitar, yoga, and picking up trash. Bri currently resides in West Philadelphia with her partner, two cats, and snake.


February 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


United by Blue
215-278-7858 ext. 4


United By Blue Flagship
205 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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