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Can you buy a cleaner Earth? the Eco Girl Shop

You don't have to buy your way to a cleaner Earth, in fact, we cannot buy our way to a cleaner Earth. Over consuming is a major problem our environment faces today. However, when we do need to buy things, we can make environmentally responsible choices! I'm not here...

What to Know Before Hiking Ka’ena Point State Park | Oahu, Hawaii

Ka'ena Point is home to incredible Hawaiian wildlife. The park provides crucial habitat to Laysan Albatross and Hawaiian Monk Seals. Near the end of the trail, there is a fence that protects the Point from feral cats, mongoose, and other non-native predators. Keana...

How to Cope with Climate Anxiety

"The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It’s not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that’s no badge of honor." -Glennon Doyle, Untamed I am listening to Untamed...

Is This Seal Okay? | Hawaiian Monk Seals

Hawaiian monk seals are endemic to Hawaii, meaning they are only found around the Hawaiian Islands - nowhere else in the world. Visitors to Hawaii commonly mistake the Hawaiian Monk Seals for Sea Lions, but they are very different animals. First, let's discuss the...

12 Common Myths about Single-Stream Recycling | and what the plastic numbers actually mean

First, what is single-stream recycling?  Single stream recycling starts with curbside pick-up at your house and single blue bins you see in public places. Single stream recycling is where people toss congregated recyclables together into one bin and the items are...

Wake Up Your Face | Zero Waste Face Mask

Looking for a creative way to spice up your morning routine and excite your pores? Are you a coffee drinker? What happens to those grounds after they've served their purpose soaking in the coffee machine? Is that really all they are good for? Why I love this facemask:...

Tips for Starting Zero Waste Lifestyle

  Born into a disposable culture I didn't know there was a way to live without taking the trash out every week, maybe even multiple times.   Once I was aware of the scope of our plastic addiction, I felt like I couldn't escape it. The moment I realized my...

Where to Start | Change in a Changing Climate

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by our environmental crisis? Have you wanted to help but don’t know where to start? I know those feelings all too well, BUT I am here to tell you how you can make simple, affordable changes in your everyday life that will benefit you,...

Waste-Not

No longer is the plastic problem avoidable. It’s no secret that animals and entire ecosystems are suffering the consequences of our plastic dependent society – BUT I’m here to tell you how changes in everyday life can help the planet, make you feel better (inside and out), AND save you money.

Mindfulness

A sustainable lifestyle is about so much more than sustaining a viable planet – it’s about sustaining our own health and happiness. Living intentionally is rewarding – we can feel great about the choices we are making and build closer communities! 

Travel

Earth is abundant with beauty. Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank or suck the life out of resources! Go somewhere you have always wanted to explore or swim with whale sharks. Whatever your dream destination is, go there and find the inspiration you need to choose an eco-friendly lifestyle. Yes, I’m giving you an excuse to take that vacation!

Abigail Dean

A young conservation biologist, recently graduated from Colorado State University, is determined to share the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle. Abigail grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which nurtured a deep love and appreciation for all things wild.  Abigail first became interested in a zero-waste lifestyle when she helped found the CSU Zero Waste Team. She recently sailed the Pacific Coast of Baja – teaching sailors about sea turtle conservation – and now lives in Hawaii working with Hawaiian Monk Seals, Sea Turtles, and Sea Birds. Learn from the experience she has gained from trying zero waste lifestyle hacks! 

FAQs

Why should I care?

The quality of life on this planet is at stake. For you, for me, for everything else. I believe we have a choice; either we do the work now to change our impact or we continue to blindly consume and try to pick up the pieces when things really start going wrong with our climate. 

Is it already too late to save ourselves anyway?

I believe if we make the choice now, we can turn this mess around. We have come this far. The answers we are looking for are already here; like, plastic eating bacteria and fungus, renewable energy sources, and so many more scientific advancements. The choice is yours to make. 

How will these changes benefit me?

Creating an eco-friendly lifestyle could protect your quality of life for the future. Choosing to purge our lives of harsh chemicals, plastics, and processed foods has incredible health benefits. Choosing to live in an environmentally conscious way is also rewarding and fulfilling.

Are cow farts actually contributing to climate change?

Yes. Cows have bacteria in their stomachs that break down plant material, resulting in methane emitted from both ends. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is significantly more potent than carbon dioxide, meaning it can trap more heat. With almost 100 million cattle raised for consumption in the United States alone, that’s a lot of methane! Check out a plant based diet! 

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