203 - UES: Jack interviews Heather Bedy of “The Trash Punx”

Join Jack as he interviews Heather Bedy, an Empath with a deep care and concern for our planet, and on the board of “The Trash Punx.” In this episode Heather will share her journey and insights on creating a cleaner community and environment.

“The Trash Punx,” is a dedicated 501(c)3 organization based in San Jose, CA. Their mission? To see a cleaner environment and community become a reality. The Trash Punx host various events, including waterway, park, and street cleanups, free electronic waste recycling events, FREE market events, and informative presentations for schools and community groups on proper recycling practices and maintaining a cleaner environment.

Join Heather and The Trash Punx as they inspire and empower listeners to make small changes that can lead to a significant impact. Discover practical tips, real-life stories, and strategies for creating a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Be inspired and empowered in making small changes that lead to a significant impact.

Together, we can.




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Important Sustainability Links and Info:


The Trash Punx:

Website: https://www.thetrashpunx.org/

Mission: Cleaning up our world, one piece of trash at a time via love, conservation, collaboration, leadership, and innovation

Photos to use: https://www.thetrashpunx.org/news

Project Pick Up Fundraiser: https://www.thetrashpunx.org/projectpickup 

Other resources: https://www.thetrashpunx.org/resources/recycle

Terracycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/


Resources for a Gifting Economy (Free items):

Freecycle: https://www.freecycle.org/

Buy Nothing: https://buynothingproject.org/

The Rooster: https://therooster.co/

Trash Nothing: https://trashnothing.com/beta/

NextDoor: https://nextdoor.com/

Craigslist: https://www.craigslist.org


Easy Steps to Start:

  • Trash Audit
  • Reusable water bottles/cups
  • Buy in bulk
  • Compost (Sharewaste App: https://sharewaste.com/)
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth/lathering up/etc.
  • Replace paper towels with cuttings of old t-shirts to be washed


For Fun: The R's of recycling

  • Refuse
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Repair
  • Refill
  • Return
  • Repurpose
  • Recycle
  • Rot (Compost)