Defender Radio and The Switch

Gift giving is wonderful and generous, but around the holidays can generate a lot of waste. Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy (Executive Director of Society for Humane Science, TEDx speaker, UBC Professor and zero waste enthusiast) is making The Switch to zero waste gift giving! 

These tips can make a big impact on local waste during the holiday season, and we'd love to hear from you! Tag @howiemichael on Instagram or email with your zero waste gift giving tips and get included in a future episode!


Society for Humane Science:

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy on LinkedIn:

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy at TEDx:

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The Switch is produced by The Fur-Bearers (, a charitable non-partisan organization whose mandate is to advocate on behalf of fur-bearing animals in the wild and in confinement, promote coexistence solutions in communities and protect the habitats of fur-bearing animals across Canada. You can follow The Fur-Bearers on Instagram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( 

Direct download: The_Switch_-_008_-_Zero_Waste_Gifts_Elisabeth_Ormandy.mp3
Category:The Switch -- posted at: 5:00am EDT