Saturday, August 9, 2014


Green Light- Renz

An eco-sista who says do it at your own pace

How long have you been eco-friendly? I have been striving to be more eco-friendly for about a year now. As I think it, it would probably be about a year in two weeks time.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? A few years back I was diagnosed with a spinal condition that at times left me unable to move the left side of my body. About a year ago, I made the conscious decision that I needed to do the surgery to correct it. After much deliberation, I decided also that I needed to get my body and my surroundings better, so I started my quest for a better me inside and a better living space being more natural.

With the surgery, I wanted my body to be able to better deal with whatever medication I needed to do, plus I felt like I was already suffering from other side effects of having different chemicals around me: acne, hormonal imbalances, and dehydration. I felt like a change was needed.

What do you like about it? I like that it has me thinking outside the box. I feel healthier. I was able t recover much faster than my doctors even imagined.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Daily. To be eco-friendly requires work and some days, you just don't feel like it. Sometimes, I want something quick to eat that may not be that good for me. I also sometimes may not want to recycle things. It's easy to just throw everything together and dump them somewhere. I  have to make a concerted effort to continue to remember the benefits in the long run.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Do it at your own pace. Try to remember what the reason is that you are on this venture. Be it for the environment or for yourself. The bottom line is why you will continue doing it. Research to learn more about different methods and means of being eco-friendly. And you can start with baby steps.

I hate to litter or anyone around me to. For years my husband and I will argue for things because he would easily throw papers out his window without thinking, and I would argue. And eventually he has stopped and makes the effort to find a bin or keep it in the car 'till we do. So everybody has their pace of being responsible. 

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? I don't you know. I try to not force it on people too much. I think somethings is best done when a person really does it from the heart and not because they think they are  being forced to do it.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? Wow. I have had dreads for about 10 years. Initially, when they were up to shoulder length I maintained them myself using Jamaica Mango and Lime line of products. As they have gotten longer they are maintained by a loctician. But in between visits I use virgin coconut oil in my hair and hair sprays from my cousin's line JustBeeYoutiful

I go to my loctician about every three weeks. She washes and conditions, I don't do very tight styles and keeps my hair as moisturized as possible.

Is there anything you like to add? I hope we all continue to transition to being eco-friendly. At home, school, or work. And not just with out hair and body but also the environment. We need to foster and continue to care for this world that we live in.


  1. Thanks Maggi!!! I really appreciate the opportunity to give a synopsis on my journey.


    1. You're very welcome thanks for taking the time to share it.