Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Green Light- Funso

It starts with what you eat says this eco-sista

How long have you been eco-friendly? I'd like to think I've tried to be eco-friendly for most of my life due to learning eco-friendly habits in school such as recycling but it wasn't until I went vegan that I realized I was getting to the core of being more eco-friendly. 

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I watched too many documentaries and videos to ignore the damage that our diet and habits are doing to the earth. Also the fact that most of these habits are causing POC in the global south to suffer a lot more has definitely motivated me. 

What do you like about it? I feel a lot healthier because of it. It also makes me feel as if I am doing my part to help, even if it is not on a large scale.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Finding hair products that were more eco-friendly, but in the end a quick google search had me buying natural products and regretting the fact I hadn't done it sooner.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? It starts with what you eat! Eating plant-based is one of the best ways you can decrease your carbon footprint. As well as this, small changes such as recycling, bringing your own bags to the store, buying from local farmers, etc are all ways you can be more eco-friendly.

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? Definitely! There are things I do on a daily basis that many wouldn't consider eco-friendly, but I don't think anyone can ever be 100% green unless they live by themselves in the middle of nowhere living off whatever the land gave them. HaHa! I just think it's about doing your part and not ignoring information. Being open minded and therefore open to changing your habits. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I've been natural all my life! Thanks to my mum refusing to relax my hair like the other kids. There was a time where I hated her for it, but it's probably the best thing she's done as I love it. And coconut oil. That stuff is definitely not overrated! Leave it in overnight, then rinse it out. Started using Shea Moisture products and they are life changing. Love that they're cruelty free and a black owned business too!

Is there anything you like to add? Twitter/Instagram @pecasyrizos YouTube

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