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Eve Schaub: Year of No Garbage


  • Public Program

  • Thursday, August 8, 6pm
  • $5 Advance
  • The Research & Development Store

Join Eve O. Schaub for a thought-provoking evening in the Research & Development Store as she discusses and reads from her book Year of No Garbage.

Year of No Garbage is Super Size Me meets the environmental movement.

In this book humorist and stunt memoirist extraordinaire Eve O. Schaub 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. Make a night of it with a visit to The Plastic Bag Store in Building 1 (separate ticket required).

About the Author:
Eve O. Schaub is an internationally published author and humorist. The author of Year of No Sugar (2014) and Year of No Clutter (2017); her third family memoir is Year of No Garbage (2023).

She has been featured in USA Today, and The Huffington Post, among others. Her essay “Our Year of No Sugar: One Family’s Grand Adventure” for Everyday Health has been viewed over a million times. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, and Spanish, and her writing has additionally appeared in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Bustle, The Belladonna Comedy, Vermont Magazine, and Vermont Life.

Schaub holds a BA and BFA from Cornell University, and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She lives with her family in Vermont and enjoys performing experiments on them so she can write about it.