Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Green Light- Whitney

This eco-sista says there are no strict rules to being eco-friendly

How long have you been eco-friendly? Actually I always had and eco-friendly mindset. During my childhood I always did things for the sake of nature. I lived in Curacao during my childhood and I remember that I found a sick bird lying on the ground. I tried to heal him by putting him in a cage in order to make sure that another animal would not harm him. I try to skip public transportation as much as possible. I would rather go somewhere by foot rather than taking the bus or subway. 

I had a housemate who was very eco-conscious. She always asked me to not waste water and to be honest I did not really know what she wanted to say. After doing some research I realized that I was actually wasting water. Thus, I always close the tap.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Because we have to keep earth a livable place for the future generations. Our parents did their best to create a good world for us, let's do the same for our children and grandchildren. 

What do you like about it? I contribute to the improvement of the state of the environment, including the well-being of animals. 

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Eco-friendly product are often more expensive than the regular one. Sometimes I tend to buy a cheap product rather than an eco-friendly product. Nevertheless, I always try to remember myself that it is for a good cause. I have to admit that I was not really eco-friendly in America. However, after my return I started doing research. Based on the research I adapted my lifestyle.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? There are no strict rules or procedures you need to follow in order to be more eco-friendly. People already appreciate the fact that you are doing something little in order to change the world. So do not be too hard for yourself in the beginning. I mean, you need to get to know yourself and see how you can adjust your lifestyle in an eco-friendly manner. It really requires time and research.

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? Yes I do! But then again I remember myself that I am doing my best. For example, I have a crazy schedule (A true workaholic) and it is sometimes difficult to keep track of the food I consume. I decided to take it easy and eat at place which are eco-conscious. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? Aww... that is sweet, thank you! I started my transitioning process around May 2011. However, I was using a texturizer and I stopped using this since March 2013. I had cut my hair in order to get rid of the ends which consist of relaxer. So I am since a year natural!

The key to having beautiful hair is using the right hair products, balanced eating and be confident. Your hair represents your health, so it is really important to take care of yourself. Avoid stress, smile as much as possible (Ha Ha) and invest time and/or money in your passion. With other words create your own luck. 

The transitioning process involves the change of texture of your hair as well as your mindset. Most of us started relaxing our hair, because we thought that straight is more beautiful and/or convenient. Thus remember that the texture of your hair does not define it's beauty but it's health does.

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