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.
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!
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!
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!
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!