Chautauqua Women's Club

Contemporary Issues Forum

Want to Save the World? Start By Being Less Trashy!


Edward Humes, Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist


Fixing our waste not only helps save the world, but it’s the secret sauce that turns helplessness and anxiety into opportunity and unity. When waste is the common enemy, fixing the planet stops being about giving up things we love. Instead, it’s about upgrading to stuff we’ll love better.

Book Signing:

Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World


CWC House (30 South Lake Drive) at 5pm – Register Here

Speaker Bio:

Edward Humes is a journalist and author of 17 nonfiction books. His latest is Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World. His other books include The Forever Witness, Mississippi Mud, and the PEN Award–winning No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court, which led to him being called to testify about juvenile justice reform before the U.S. Senate and a joint session of the California Legislature. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper reporting on the military, and his 2019 book, Burned, help free a wrongfully convicted woman from a life sentence. Ed and his family, including two rescued racing greyhounds and their collie, live in Southern California. More at