There is no denying it: plastic is a people problem. Since the 1950’s, plastic has grown to encompass our lives, so much so that we don’t even realize the amount of plastic we consume on a daily basis. Did you get an iced coffee on your way to work today? Plastic. Did you buy a snack from the vending machine? Plastic. If you look at the tag on your clothing, does it say polyester? Plastic. It seems inescapable.
When is comes to creating a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, many people do not think about the decisions they make in the workplace. Besides being home, a majority of our time is spent at work. The everyday choices we make in our work environment could have a bigger impact on the planet than we may think. This year I have begun to cultivate a more conscious work lifestyle, from how I get to work to what I eat during lunch. Here are my essentials for a more conscious, less wasteful work life: Continue reading “7 Eco-Work Essentials”
Ever since I watched “Aquamarine” as a girl, I dreamed of the day that I would visit the Great Barrier Reef. Eleven years later, with a SCUBA certification and living in “nearby” Fiji, I finally walked off the plane into the humid landscape of Australia. Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: Australia”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Happy Earth Day! One of my favorite things about this holiday is that it connects every person in the world. We all live on the same planet, which sadly many of us tend to forget. Earth Day is not only a day to bring awareness towards environmental protection and activism, but it is also a day to reflect on how far we have come. Continue reading “10 Ways You Can Make a Difference On Earth Day”
As I return from my trip to Belize, I am reminded once again the importance of sunscreen. My skin is fair, and a short amount of time in the sun can cause me to become severely sunburn. As my friend laid out in the sun becoming a golden bronzed goddess, my time was spent cowering in the shade, a towel wrapped around my whole body and a big hat for good measure.
While sunscreen is an essential part of my daily routine on and off the beach, it is important to also note what is in our sunscreen. There are two types of sunscreen that can be used: mineral and chemical. The difference is in the ingredients. Continue reading “Steps Toward Sustainability: Reef Safe Sunscreen”
As I change my daily routine to become more mindful and sustainable, one of the changes I have made is to go vegetarian once a week! Continue reading “Steps toward Sustainability: The Flexitarian Diet”
Is it just me, or did January feel unusually long? I swear Christmas was six months ago…but anyway with the first month of 2019 over, I’ve decided to show my first monthly plastic consumption chart. Keeping track of my plastic use definitely made me mindful in my choices, and helped me realize where in my life I consume the largest amount of plastic. So I present to you, my life in plastic: