About Us

Suzanne and Jules are experienced educators who present in a warm, engaging, and down-to-earth style who can tailor workshops to children or adults. Contact us today to find out how we can support you and your community with local talks and workshops.

Julie Olson, cofounder of Zero Waste ME
Jules Olson

Jules Olson (they/them) is a librarian and lifelong learner who shares their suburban home with their husband, son, and beloved rescue pets. A dedicated maker and a supporter of eating locally and shopping secondhand, Jules loves finding practical strategies and resources that support zero waste and spreading the word with others.

Suzanne Balbo

Suzanne Balbo (she/her) is a teacher, traveler, organic gardener, and general DIY wizard. She lives on her solar-powered hobby farm with her husband and daughter, where she produces the bulk of her family’s food. As a person with multiple health challenges and food allergies, she is especially sensitive to the difficulty in living zero waste when you have more restrictions than the average person.