Is it possible to live zero waste?
Let Corinne Loperfido inspire you to give a f*ck.
I met the LA-based, traveling artist, costume designer, and party planner last fall, at Desert Daze. She is the brains behind Pussy Power House and wants people to think about the environmental repercussions of their everyday actions. By throwing educational ragers across the country, Corinne spreads awareness of fundamental issues facing society.
On International Women’s Day, I met with Corinne in her Los Angeles studio to get to know Pussy Power House a little better and learn more about Corinne’s story. Our conversation made me aware of how much I assume and take for granted… like the water turning on tomorrow.
Typically, Corinne throws an event a month, sometimes in L.A., sometimes in a city she’s visiting. The parties, better described as social get togethers for like-minded people, are centered around a topic or issue. After planning most events, Corinne documents the information and research she learned from collaborators along the way, into a beautiful zine.
The Zero Waste Zine details alternative choices to environmentally unaware decisions and talks about how to live a waste-free life.
Practicing what she preaches, Corinne routinely refills mason jars at bulk food stores instead of a typical grocery store. Her pantry is meticulously organized with labeled, glass jars itemizing the weight of the jar and the contents, for faster shopping.
To combat the never ending influx of waste, Corinne repurposes waste into art pieces like her trash alter and soda-pop porch railing.
What YOU can do NOW, to make a difference:
● Drink beverages in reusable, glass containers instead of plastic bottles.
● Find grocery stores with a bulk dried food section and bring your own glass jars for refilling.
● Use reusable bags while shopping - better yet, keep them in your car to plan ahead!
● Keep a metal fork + spoon with a cloth napkin in a pencil case, in your bag.
Corinne calls for people to take responsibility for their choices instead of apathetically excuse toxic behavior because it’s the convenient option.
&&& Check out Corinne's next-level costume design below.