For some people a trend, for others a lifestyle. It’s nearly impossible to avoid listening about veganism nowadays: from your Instagram feed to the new vegan restaurant down the street. Even though there’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S in the last three years, some people continue to be somehow skeptical about removing all animal products from their diets.
It’s the weekend yet you don’t feel like going out? Me either (like most Sundays, honestly)! Let’s keep those PJs on, get some popcorn, wine (since we all know a glass a day, keeps the doctor away ;) ) and get into Yoda mode. Many people have been asking me how I got interested in a more sustainable life. From not purchasing clothing of the “season” like most people to trying to produce less to zero trash. Everything I do and purchase is as environmentally friendly as possible. Even if that means doing hours of research about the companies and their practices. I’m not going to lie. I enjoy it. This research frequently leads me to new brands, places, and products that later become my favorite ones. What can I say? I guess I’m what people called a nerd. A sustainable nerd haha.
We all are aware of the big problem we have: plastic pollution. There are many articles, books, campaigns about plastic consumption, but very few do something. It seems like people were hearing but not listening. But who does, right? Even though there is so much information around, we don't face this issues on a daily basis (or at least that’s what we like to think).
Recently, I was at one of those famous and now so popular happy hours in a co-working space. People were talking about their different (awful and funny) experiences in the workforce after they graduated college. Some of those stories were about horrible bosses, low pay, the debt they were in due to college/car/credit card loans, lack of time to exercise, all those endless ramen soups at home, but also the fancy restaurant bills due to peer pressure, etc.