Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Green Light- Savahnah

Caring about the ecosystem is sexy says this eco-sista

How long have you been eco-friendly? I have always been mindful and caring about my health, the environment, and the well being of others. I believe my interest in living eco-friendly really took off during my high school career and I continue to grow in this aspect now as a junior in college. I am someone who is always looking for ways to better myself which in turn influences the people around me and who have been following my journey through instagram. With that, I think it is important to be conscious of every choice you make and its effects on the environment. Whether it be your cleaning products, the car you drive, the food you eat, etc.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I choose to be eco-friendly because I care about my health, the environment, and the well-being of others.

What do you like about it? I like knowing that I can reduce my carbon footprint on this planet just by using less/no chemicals, incorporating the 3 R's in my everyday life (reduce, reuse, and recycle), and by buying locally grown produce. Anything I can do to improve the health of the planet will make me a happy camper.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? The most challenging part about "going green" is educating yourself, doing the research, finding out what is best for you and the environment, and in turn making changes. Change is always a challenge but going green doesn't have to be. It's what you make of it. Many people simply don't want to make the time to learn or are close minded to the idea thinking it will cost a fortune. But in reality, going green is exciting!

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? #VoteWithYourDollar. Supporting others/companies that produce eco-friendly products is key. This means looking at the types of packaging that is being used for the items you buy and reuse glass or plastics that could have multipurpose. Also, as crazy as it sounds I know people who don't recycle in their homes. This is so important and it is worth the extra minutes to sort your waste for a proper disposal. The simplest actions will go a long way. 

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? The right way to go green for me is going vegan. I have recently made the decision to go vegan after being a vegetarian for 2 years and realizing that I just wasn't doing enough. This is absolutely on of my greatest changes yet. I encourage everyone reading this to go and watch "Cowspiracy" and "What the Health" on Netflix. I promise you, you will not regret it. From "What the Health" you will recognize that animal agriculture is causing civil rights issues in black communities and that it is the leading cause of deadly diseases. From "Cowspiracy" you will learn how animal agriculture is polluting our oceans, destroying the amazon, is the number one cause of climate change, and more. Going vegan is truly the greatest way to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I have been natural ever since I can remember. And how do I keep it so fly... I show out to protests to teach others about climate justice and how to live a more sustainable life. I continue to grow and support others on similar journeys. Caring about the ecosystem is sexy!

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