Friday, October 14, 2016

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Green Light- Kawani

Other people's attitude won't stop this eco-sista

How long have you been eco-friendly? About 20 years 

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I became vegetarian (I'm now vegan) when I was 16 years old and around that same time is when I started paying attention to the impact that my life had on the environment. As I've gotten older and had children, my commitment to causing the least harm to the planet and it's inhabitants has become even more important.

What do you like about it? It feels great to live life in a way that doesn't harm our planet or others who live here. I also love that my children are growing up in a cruelty free, green lifestyle.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? The biggest challenge is other people's attitude toward living an eco-life. They feel like it's a waste of time or choose to not think about it at all. It's not as difficult as most think.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Start with one area of life and work your way into the other areas. For example, overhaul your eating and food products, then go to body care, household products, etc. Being vegan is the number one thing you can do to live an eco-friendly life! Start there and then begin changing the other areas.

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? No, not at all! I think people may find it difficult, because they're missing the bigger picture. The whole idea is to cause the least harm. You start making changes and as you learn more, you make more changes. Nobody is perfect and you don't have to be a perfect green person, because it's not realistic.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I've been natural consistently for about 20 years. I keep it as simple as possible when it comes to hair care. All natural hair products, most of which is edible. Hair teas, coconut oil, baking soda, vinegar, etc. Most of the time my hair is up in braids or twists. Low maintenance and keep strands protected.

Is there anything you like to add? If anyone has any questions about living green or raising a vegan family, please find me at Crafty Earth Mama. I also have have 2 children's books that highlight plant based natural living, "Where Does Dinner Come From?" and "My Mama's Milk" available on Amazon.  


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