Wanda Urbanska

Director, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Partnerships

Wanda Urbanska serves as WasteZero’s Director of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Partnerships, leading the company’s efforts to promote eco-friendly fund-raising programs in the not-for-profit sector. She is host-producer of America’s first nationally syndicated TV series promoting sustainable living, Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska, which ran for four seasons on PBS stations . The author or co-author of nine books, including The Heart of Simple Living and Less is More, USA Today called her a “simplicity guru” and The New York Times described her as “a spokesperson for a phenomenon known as the simplicity movement.” Previously, Urbanska was president and co-founder of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. Among her achievements there was leading the campaign to obtain a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom for Karski from President Obama.

Urbanska has published in Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Glamour, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, American Libraries, and Rotarian, among others. She is a graduate of Harvard University.