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NYC Freegans Attack Food Waste One Dumpster At a Time - January 12, 2016

Jacquie Ottman weighs in on how to attack ‪#‎FoodWaste‬ in ‪#‎NYC‬. The numbers are staggering!

Why Jacquie Ottman is Devoting the NEXT 25 Years to Eradicating Waste

Sustainable Brands - July 24, 2014

Just realized we hadn't published this article before. A great recap of why Jacquie Ottman and the rest of us at J. Ottman Consulting are devoting the NEXT 25 years to helping consumers live waste-free lifestyles. An inspiring read!

How Will NYC Meet Its Waste Goals, May 22, 2015

Jacquie Ottman interviewed in this excellent article by Cole Rosengren for discussing expert opinions on how NYC will meet recently announced aggressive goals for reducing waste.

The Climate March and FreshDirect’s Big Green Problem

Inc. Magazine, Sept 22, 2014

Jacquie Ottman weighs in on a discussion with Jeremy Quittner about FreshDirect's (a local NYC food purveyor) greenwashing issues with its new Bronx community.

We Hate to Waste and the ‘No-Waste’ Lifestyle: VIDEO

Sustainable Brands '14

Link here to see Jacquie Ottman give a ten minute presentation at the Sustainable Brands '14 conference about our global community and how we are using it as a strategic resource for our clients.

Why ‘Going Lean’ is the New Green - June 18, 2014


In this interview written by Brigid Milligan, Jacquelyn Ottman describes the mission and vision of, a pioneering online global community dedicated to finding practical solutions to help consumers thrive in the resource-constrained ('lean') years ahead

Ottman Named Top Waste Influencer - May 1, 2014


Jacquie Ottman was named this past week one of 30 "Top Waste Influencers" by BeWastewise, a not for profit dedicated to providing a forum for discussing positive solutions to waste prevention.

A wastehater from birth (or at least age 4), Jacquie is delighted with this recognition of her work founding  - and hopes she can influence you to join our community.

GDiapers Settlement Shows the Challenges of Green Marketing - March 27, 2014

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Jacquie Ottman shares her perspective on why green marketing claims are so challenging to get right -- and puts the gDiaper FTC challenges into context.

5 Green Marketing Strategies to Earn Consumer Trust -  January 14, 2014

Jacquie Ottman shares five strategies for gaining credibility with consumers, adapted from the report she recently co-authored with David Mallen entitled "How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims What Marketers Need to Know about the Updated FTC Green Guides."  It was published by Ad Age in September 2013.

 Link here to learn more about the report. 

Jacquelyn Ottman - Woman in CSR - November 6, 2013 - November 6, 2013 interviews Jacquie Ottman about her ground-breaking new initiative, Link here to read her story and see a fab picture of the treasure she recent scavenged from a NYC street corner.

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