"The zero-waste lady or the no plastic lady."
These are the comments that I got when I met people that went to my lecture. My name is Nila Patty, and I have been living a zero-waste lifestyle since 2016. Besides living the lifestyle, I am also sharing the lifestyle to the public by giving workshops, lectures and advice. I want to empower everyone to create climate action from their own home. The issue of climate crisis sometimes is overwhelming. With the zero-waste lifestyle, I am bringing a simple approach for people to contribute to the climate movement. Moreover, I am bringing my experience from the global south and global north since I come from Indonesia and have been living in The Netherlands since 2010.
I graduated with a Master Degree in Medical Biology with specialisation of Science, Management and Innovation. I also bring knowledge on the impact of climate change with health based on my education knowledge. Waste is not just a problem of the environment, but it can also impact our health.
Since 2016, I have given more than 50 lectures and workshops. I am also hosting and moderating several sustainability events in the Netherlands. During the capital year of Nijmegen in 2018, I am closely involved with the municipality to invites the resident of Nijmegen to start reducing their waste with 30 days challenge.
I have spoken at 2 TEDx events in the Netherlands and have been featured in more than 30 different articles and media, including the UNFCCC. This time, I want to be able to share my story to a bigger audience. The stage is the most comfortable space for me, and I am hoping to be able to share, inspired and motivate you with this story of mine at your event.
Check out my latest TEDx talk in Venlo: