Zero-Waste Events, Cook-Alongs and Workshops

In addition to these events, I give talks and teach workshops for various organizations. Some of these include NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Sierra Club, Plastic-Free July, Target, Facebook, PCC Community Markets, Singapore Writer’s Festival, libraries, waste management companies, corporations implementing more sustainable practices and introducing low-waste concepts to their employees, and so on. To book a speaking engagement, please contact my booking manager, Cecil Ang.


Sunday, January 8th, 3pm: Sunnyvale Library

No registration necessary. Go here for more information.

Tuesday, January 10th, 7pm: Los Altos Library

Go here to register for this in-person talk at the Los Altos Library, organized by Green Town Los Altos.

Saturday, January 14th, 2pm: Camarillo Public Library

Go here for more information about this in-person talk in Southern California.

Friday, February 10th: Eleanor’s 9th Birthday Party! Sourdough Starter Workshop, 9am PT/12pm ET

All you need to make your own sourdough starter are flour, water and a bit of patience. In this class, I will show you how to start a starter culture and how to keep it alive. Bring your flour, water, jar and questions and I’ll answer as many as I can after we start our starters together. Register here.

Three-ingredient sourdough bread made with wild yeast

2022 Previous Events

  • Dec 10th: Farmers’ Market Produce Bag Giveaway
  • Dec 8th: Pastry for Pakistan
  • Nov 19th: Do More Group Talk
  • Nov 12th: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Nov 9th: Homestead High Talk
  • Oct 4th: Don’t Ditch Your Discard
  • Sept 22nd: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Sept 21st: Boston Consulting Group Cookalong
  • Sept 11th: Fermentation 101, Sunnyvale Library
  • Sept 10th: ReMaker Fair, Palo Alto Library
  • Aug 18th: Ginger Beer Fundraiser
  • Aug 4th: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • June 29th: Mountain View Library Author Talk
  • June 16th: Philly Talks Trash, A Virtual Series on Waste
  • June 4th: Byrd’s Filling Station Grand Opening
  • May 26th: San Mateo Rotary Club Talk
  • May 24: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • May 17th: Climate Reality Project Bay Area Cook-Along
  • May 11th: Eco-Friendly Challenges, Food Waste Talk
  • May 7th: Klickitat County Washington Solid Waste Department Cooking Demo
  • May 3rd: Santa Clara Library Author Talk
  • April 28th: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Cooking Demo
  • April 24th: Earth 2050 in Mill Valley
  • April 22nd: Stanford Health Care Earth Day Event
  • April 21st: Santa Clara Valley Water District Earth Day Talk
  • April 14th: Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission
  • April 9th: Sunnyvale Drive Electric: Ride into Earth Month
  • April 5th: Mustela Food-Waste Prevention Cook-Along
  • April 3rd: Sunnyvale Edibles Gardening Talk
  • April 2nd: Sunnyvale Going Native Garden Tour Talk
  • March 31st: Acterra Cook-along on Zoom
  • March 30th: Solidarity Sauerkraut Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • March 24th: Katharine Hayhoe on Instagram Live
  • March 15th: Sunnyvale Rotary Club
  • March 8th: Make Borscht Not War Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 24th: Make Soup Not Waste Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 10th: Eleanor’s 8th Birthday Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Feb 7th: Green Change’s Regeneration Meetup
  • Feb 7th: Live Zero Waste Challenge
  • Feb 3rd: Sierra Club Southeast Michigan
  • Jan 29th: Santa Clara County Library District Author Talk
  • Jan 25th: Mountain View Library Cook-Along
  • Jan 14th to 16th: Sourdough Bread Workshop
  • Jan 6th: PCC Markets Sourdough Starter Cook-Along

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