Hi, I’m Leslie
I have been interested in sustainable solutions since the age of 16 when I fell in love with renewable energy and started making sculptural water fountains that used solar panels as the main centerpiece that would also run the fountain.
I am the kind of woman who goes on weekend retreats to learn how to do worm composting, install a 5000 gallon rain barrel tank or see first-hand regenerative grazing practices that enrich rather than deplete our top soil.
Who converts friends, family, and even strangers to the eco-friendly cause – not through shaming, but with helpful education and expressing how easy it is to move towards a more sustainable life. In 2008, as an engineering student at Berkeley, I created the design for the HankyBook – a handkerchief reimagined in a book form to prevent germs from spreading (the handkerchief “ick” factor”) and made of 100% organic cotton.
HankyBooks are reusable, which was another problem I wanted to solve – the fact that facial tissue paper, as a single use product, was incredibly wasteful and harsh on the environment.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a website launch, HankyBook became a) a successful project and b) a platform for me to talk about my zero waste passion – in relation to the environmental impact of tissue paper.
I had so much fun that when Covid struck in 2020 and I had some down time, I decided to follow through on my dream to talk about the full breadth of a zero waste lifestyle.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. If you wish to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.