One Book One University Author Talk featuring Ed Humes on Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash—And the Way Back

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: February 16, 2018


In this lecture, Ed Humes will expose how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes will also share the good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspires audiences to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP:

Event Date: March 1, 2018

Start Time: 03:30 pm

End Time: 05:00 pm

Venue: Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus – Student Union and Library Building, Alumni Hall