Monday, March 7, 2011

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Green Light- Monique


                                  An eco-sista who says there's so many wins to being eco-friendly

How long have you been eco-friendly? I've always been concerned about the environment, but I started making changes in my lifestyle to reflect my concern in 2008 when I graduated from college.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Multiple reasons - it's sustainable, it helps the environment, it allows me to make more health-conscious decisions, it support small businesses. They're so many wins!

What do you like about it? See above ;-)

Did you face any challenges? If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? The most challenging part with being sustainable is that it often costs more. There's a bigger upfront investment. In some cases, I make the investment, and in others, I don't.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Sure! You can start small and build from there. Start with something you're interested in. Education? Service? Clothing? Food? Business? Energy? There are plenty of ways to get involved, small and large.

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There’s really no “right” way it’s basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Nope. I think anything you do - small or large helps! A lot of the issues we have now are the result of an accumulation of things. Similarly, I think we can make a positive impact by accumulation of various things - both small and large.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I've been natural since 2004, I did my most recent BC in July 2008. I just like hair that looks good, so I try different things to try to "keep up" with this mantra!

Is there anything you like to add? This is a great way to get the word out about this topic! If anyone is interested in seeing some healthy food options, I post weekly at I also discuss hair and my personal style. Peace.


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