Krystina Jarvis Owner - Tacoma's Zero Waste Shop
Krystina Jarvis is the owner and founder of Tacoma’s first zero waste shop, A Drop in the Ocean. A self-proclaimed ‘zero waste wannabe’, she first found the zero waste lifestyle
through a Buzzfeed video in early 2017, when she realized that while she had considered herself an environmentalist her whole life, there was more she could be doing to help this blue marble we call home. The concepts of zero waste quickly translated
into a refreshed love of conservation, and she began advocating on behalf of personal sustainability and pro-environmental action in the everyday consumer.
Shortly after finding zero waste, she cultivated a plastic-free challenge for zoo and aquarium staff that grew from 193 participants to over 5,200 in one year. She learned the skills to clearly communicate environmental issues, and found a passion for
helping others reduce waste in their lives. In late 2018, she packed her bags and moved from Columbus, Ohio to Tacoma, Washington to launch A Drop in the Ocean. She has spoken at schools, offices, conferences, and workshops, and loves watching members
of her community shift towards a low waste lifestyle. Her cat Ellie is pretty cute, too.
Catch her speaking about:
Does going zero waste mean I actually produce zero trash?” and Other Zero Waste Myths - 4:00 PM Thursday January 23th
The phrase “zero waste” can be intimidating, but in the midst of a global recycling crisis and changing municipal guidelines, it is imperative that we rethink, refuse, and reduce to live lighter on our big blue planet. In
this workshop, Krystina Jarvis, owner and founder of Tacoma’s first zero waste shop, A Drop in the Ocean, will introduce the concepts of living a zero waste life, and debunk the biggest misconceptions surrounding it. (And, no, zero waste does
not actually mean producing zero trash.)
When “One Small Action” Becomes Many: How to Incorporate Sustainable Living Into Daily Life - 4:00 PM Saturday January 25th
What exactly does living lightly on our planet look like? It’s a bunch of small daily actions, and small daily choices. But over time, those small choices can feel like a rolling snowball, getting bigger and bigger, faster and faster, and more and
more difficult to manage. Beat the burnout in this workshop with Krystina Jarvis, owner and founder of A Drop in the Ocean, Tacoma’s first zero waste shop. No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, walk away with practical skills
to master your personal journey, avoid overwhelm, and conquer the snowball once and for all.