AN ECONOMIC ECLIPSE:
Shifting Toward a Sustainable Future by Eliminating Waste
An Economic Eclipse: Shifting Toward a Sustainable Future by Eliminating Waste, formerly titled Coming Full Circle, is a #1 best-seller in Green Business on Amazon! The book explores the use of business as an institution to spearhead waste reduction in the daily lives of individuals. Specifically, it explores strategies that business leaders can adopt to harmonize their work with the circular economic movement and zero-waste ideology.
I wrote this book because in the midst of the pandemic, I had a lot of time to reflect on my daily habits and the environmental consequences accompanying them. As I watched my trash bin filling up day by day, I became frustrated by my own consumerism, and sought a way to decrease my environmental impact.
My hope is that, in reading this book, you will discover the potential of social entrepreneurship, and how the corporate world can be a driver of positive change, rather than a parasitic drain on sustainability. In this book, I hope to instill in you the same sort of passion and excitement that I have for zero-waste. Ultimately, I want you to see this book as a tool to help you become more conscious of your daily consumption habits and the waste that comes from them: from how they’re designed to how they’re disposed of.
Within its pages, you'll learn about viable closed-loop systems through stories such as:
Environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling’s journey turning used firehoses into designer bags
Circular company Orange Fiber's inspiration for making luxury fabric from orange peels
Chef Matt Stone's experience serving zero-waste culinary creations
You will love this book if you are concerned about the current state of our planet and addictive consumption habits. If you need a pick-me-up to keep you from spiraling into dismay about future affairs, these stories will give you hope surrounding the incredible innovations in sustainability going on all around us. If you are looking to enter the workforce in a career with purpose and meaning, reading about the CEOs, economists and activists highlighted in my book, can be incredible pools of inspiration from a variety of fields.
An Economic Eclipse speaks to passionate activists and forward-thinking individuals who want to re-evaluate our capitalistic economy’s social and environmental impacts. Holistically, the book removes the stigma of waste as a bleak end-of-life existence by revealing that it is, in fact, a creative and profitable key to our future.
A PEEK INSIDE
This book is written in 3 parts.
Part 1 contains the introduction + chapters Tipping the Scales, Recipe for Sustainability and The Purchaser's Dilemma. In this section, I lay out statistics and stories of the trash pandemic for you to absorb and ponder, specifically in food, fashion, and other CPG industries. Not only do I describe the problem environmentally, but I explain the individual barriers in creating change, and implementing sustainability, despite the increasing activism around it. As an environmentalist, attempting to change the habits of my own family proved to be a challenge. The hurdles synthesized from my own experiences trying to educate them, are woven into the principles I discuss throughout the book.
Part 2 contains chapters divided by strategies of design, engagement, and connection to craft a successful business in the circular economy. I investigate engineering and creativity as successful assets in achieving circularity. Then, I turn to the importance of forming and maintaining a personal relationship with waste, through community engagement, embracing emotional attachment, and confronting the enormity of waste firsthand. Lastly, I explore the power of connection in making the circular economy a viable mission, through the use of virtual platforms and existing trends to drive this movement forward.
Part 3 contains chapters Consumer Connection and Coming Full Circle. In these culminating chapters, I tie the knot between circularity in the corporate sector with zero-waste practices at the individual level. By
embracing these two immensely important transitions in tandem, a world without waste is not only achievable but inevitable.
Below is the link to my Amazon page for you to check out my book for yourself!