Monday, August 18, 2014


Green Light- Sonya

An eco-sista who says think of easy ways to get started

How long have you been eco-friendly? Probably one of the most eco-friendly things that I have down is breastfeeding. I breastfeed both of my kids and my oldest is six now. So, I'll say that I've been eco-friendly for about six years. I also buy about 90% of the meat that my family eats from local farmers. I've also been recycling on a consistent basis for about four years now. In addition, I recently started trying to make more of my own cleaning products (Pinterest is a great source for anyone who is interested in trying DIY Cleaners)

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I believe that we should all take steps to reduce waste and reuse items when possible. I think there are a lot of easy ways to live an eco-friendly life.

What do you like about it? I like knowing that my kids are growing up in an environment where recycling is the norm. My six year old will look for the recycle symbol before throwing items in the trash.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? I would love to use more eco-friendly products but I can't afford to buy everything in a eco-friendly option. So I try to buy what I can and make sure that I take other measures to live an eco-friendly life.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Try to think of easy ways to get started. If you live in an area that provides curb-side recycling then take advantage of this easy way to help the environment. If there are great farmer's markets that sell produce and meat from local farmers then buy food locally.

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? One way in which I feel like a green hypocrite is that I never gave cloth diapering a real chance. I ordered a few cloth diapers with my oldest, but I didn't use them for more than a few days. I wish I had researched my options and really made a commitment to finding a cloth diaper that fit our needs.

I also know that it is wrong to throw your batteries away in the trash, but I don't know where I should take them to be recycled. So, I always feel a little bad when I throw away batteries in the trash.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I have been natural for about five years now. My go to style is a twist out. It is super easy to do and it doesn't take me a whole lot of time to twist my hair.

Is there anything you like to add? Thanks for giving me the opportunity to participate in your eco-friendly feature.


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    1. It was a pleasure and thanks for taking the time to share your journey.