Waste Less Living

Founder Bio

Christine Lenches-Hinkel is the founder and owner of Waste Less Living. She has a Master of Science in Forestry with an emphasis on International Resource Conservation from the University of Montana and has worked as an Environmental Planner for over 7 years. She has provided environmental consulting services to various firms both locally and in the Orange County area. Her most recent assignment involved assisting in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the expansion of a landfill. As a mother of two, she combined her passion for the environment and for her children to come up with Waste Less Living – a vehicle to educate and inspire others on the concept of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Lenches-Hinkel has been active in the community volunteering her time with a local environmental youth development organization, Outward Bound Adventures (OBA, Inc.). She has acted as a counselor and leader for their annual High Sierra Backpacking Trips leading groups of youth on week-long camping experiences in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. She also spearheaded a mentorship program while employed at URS Corporation in Santa Ana to provide these same youth with some exposure to possible career opportunities within the environmental field. Ms. Lenches-Hinkel’s main objective for Waste Less Living is to provide an easy, convenient and fun way to reduce one’s impact on the environment. She is committed to bringing her environmental expertise and problem solving skills to the home, schools, churches and office in an attempt to respond to our escalating environmental crisis.