Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Green Light- Shamicka

I like that society has become more conscious says this eco-sista
Photo Credit: Kel B Pics 

How long have you been eco-friendly? I have been eco-friendly ever since I chose to change my diet in 2014. Since then I have implemented fresh foods using less plastic and packaged items and practices that will lead to a healthier living for myself and the environment. 

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? I chose to be eco-friendly when I decided to implement daily practices that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. We are all interconnected from the plants to other inhabitants on the planet so it's imperative that we are conscious of how we interact with each other and elements of the planet. 

What do you like about it? I like that society has become more conscious about the impact that we make on the environment. We are seeing more positive attributes like products marked "made from recycled materials". Furthermore, I appreciate eco-friendly companies who consider the impact their products may have on the environment. It shows genuine compassion for the earth. In addition to companies, even bloggers who chose to create content that raises awareness on "going green" and "eco-friendly".

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? The only challenge that I quickly overcame is the cost of being eco-friendly. Fortunately, when you buy eco-friendly products you know that you are buying something made from non-toxic, organic, pesticide and herbicide free ingredients that are safe to use. Today I am willing to spend a few extra dollars for a better product with human safety in mind. 

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Absolutely! I would highly suggest to anyone that is interested in being more eco-friendly to read the labels on products especially marked "eco-friendly" sometimes they are misleading. Instead look for seals or approved by eco-friendly programs. 

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? Honestly, like anything else I believe that we should just take it one day at a time. So implementing daily practices is a lot easier that a drastic lifestyle change. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I went natural since 2012 but I've always wanted locs so when I first cut my hair and rocked the afro I figured now was a good time to finally loc my hair. Contrary to popular belief, I rock my hair in so many ways. I love that with my natural hair I can curl it, wear it straight, and my favorite hair style is an undo.

Is there anything you like to add? I encourage individuals to spread awareness about our environment and the impacts that our decisions can make today and tomorrow. Also, to remember that "going green" not only refers to being environmentally conscious but also to incorporate a plant based diet into your life. You can find me at Fashion Meats Foodie


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