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Northshire Bookstore – Recycling Lies and Plastic Problems with Bill McKibben, Eve Schaub, Judith Enck and Joe Donahue

October 1, 2023 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm


We are delighted to welcome you to this in person event at The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT!

Eve Schaub, the author of Year of No Garbage will be joined by Bill McKibben, and Judith Enck, the founder of Beyond Plastics. The three will discuss their work with Joe Donahue of WAMC / Northeast Public Radio. A portion of the ticket price for this event will be donated to Beyond Plastics.

In this book Schaub, humorist and stunt memoirist extraordinaire, tackles her most difficult challenge to date: garbage. Convincing her husband and two daughters to go along with her, Schaub attempts the seemingly impossible: living in the modern world without creating any trash at all. For an entire year. And- as it turns out- during a pandemic. In the process, Schaub learns some startling things: that modern recycling is broken, and single stream recycling is a lie. That flushable wipes aren’t flushable and compostables aren’t compostable. That plastic drives climate change, fosters racism, and is poisoning the environment and our bodies at alarming rates, as microplastics are being found everywhere, from the top of Mount Everest to the placenta of unborn babies. If you’ve ever thought twice about that plastic straw in your drink, you’re gonna want to read this book.

Eve O. Schaub is a published author and speaker who writers ‘stunt’ memoirs in order to illuminate the ills of contemporary society in a relatable and engaging way. Schaub has written for publications such as Hyperallergic, VTDigger, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, Everyday Health, and the Boston Globe online. Her personal essays have been featured numerous times on Albany, New York NPR station WAMC. A graduate of both Cornell University (BA, BFA) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA), she lives in Vermont with her family and an ever-fluctuating number of chickens.


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