Author Stephanie J. Miller Interview

Stephanie Miller founded Zero Waste in DC to focus on the application of zero waste strategies that have a real and sustainable impact. With a goal of reaching as wide an audience as possible, she provides advisory services to individual households as well as community and corporate presentations. Within her 25-year career at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, she served as Director of IFC’s Climate Business Department where she led global teams to find innovative solutions to climate change.

Her new book, Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way, was endorsed by the Midwest Book Review as a “quick and easy read that will have an immense and lasting impact on how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference when it comes to helping resolve the Climate Crisis and Waste Management problems…[It] is especially and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library Environmental Studies collections.”


Empowering the busy individual to do the easy things that have a real impact on the climate and waste crises.
Many of us feel powerless to solve the looming climate and waste crises. We have too much on our plates, and may think these problems are better solved by governments and businesses. This book unlocks the potential in each “too busy” individual to be a crucial part of the solution. Stephanie Miller combines her career focused on climate change with her own research and personal experience to show how a few, relatively easy lifestyle changes can create significant positive impact. Using the simplicity of the 80/20 rule, she shows us those things (the 20%) that we can do to make the biggest (80%) difference in reversing the climate and waste crises.