30 Days of Wearing My Trash in Los Angeles

For one month Rob Greenfield lived just like the average person. Eating, shopping, consuming just like so many of us are used to. But with one big exception….
He had no garbage can! Instead, he had to wear every single piece of trash he created.

For most of us our trash is out of sight, out of mind. We simply throw it in the garbage can and never think about it again. Rob embarked on this month long immersion in consumerism to take you on a journey, where you get to ask the questions…
“Is that what I would look like if I held onto my trash?” and “Where does my trash actually go?”

This immersive experience took place in Los Angeles, California April 20th – May 20th 2022 and was met with curiosity and intrigue. Rob’s powerful visual showing the truth behind our consumerism served as a wakeup call for millions. His activism catalyzed critical thinking and self reflection with every step he took on the streets of L.A. For many, the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is no longer an option. A new path of regeneration, equity and justice is being followed.

Media coverage spread across the world bringing Rob’s message of living in harmony with Earth, humanity and our plant and animal relatives to millions.

Take Action!

Want to break free from dependence on corporations and live sustainably?

  • Buy second hand items
  • Use reusable items. Ditch one-time use and disposable items
  • Buy quality items that last
  • Share with others and create community
  • Compost everything you can
  • Share experiences instead of stuff
  • Buy local and support small, ethical businesses
  • Eat unprocessed food. Shop unpackaged
  • Grow some of your own food. Join a community garden
  • Support local, sustainable growers. Visit your local farmers market
  • Ride a bike, walk and use public transportation
  • Look deeper. Question yourself. Question our systems.
  • Love yourself more than you love stuff. Find peace within
  • Live simply
  • Live in service

See Rob’s extensive guide to living zero waste.

See Rob’s extensive guide to downsize your life.

See Rob’s resource page for sustainable living.

For the first 25 years of Rob’s life he bought into the consumer ways he’d been raised in. He didn’t question it. In 2011 he began educating himself and learned that almost every action he was taking was harming Earth, humanity and our plant and animal relatives. He set out to transform his life and help others on the journey of equity, justice and regeneration for all. Rob made over 100 positive changes to his life in the first two years of waking up. Rob shares his first 100 positive changes here, so you can make the transition too, one step at a time.

 

The Story of Stuff

This short film series shares the simple truth behind all the stuff we buy and all the trash we create. Educate yourself on the issue so that you can move into the direction of positive change! Watch the entire Story of Stuff playlist for a deeper education! In these series, watch “Where Does Your Trash End Up?” and “Where Does Recycled Plastic End Up?”

Solving Plastic:

Los Angeles Resources

Live in Los Angeles and want to be a part of the solution? Here are local organizations, businesses, initiatives and activists to get involved with!

Media Resources

We have provided video and photo for media to share this message. Rob’s work is Creative Commons. You can learn about Creative Commons and follow the guidelines here. Please credit “Rob Greenfield” for all content and tag Rob on social media. Feel free to contact us to request an interview with Rob or for questions or support. Additional photo and video for Rob’s work can be downloaded here. Thank you for spreading Rob’s message to your audience!

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Rob Greenfield 30 Days of Wearing My Trash
Rob Greenfield 30 Days of Wearing My Trash – Photo by Sara Musashi