When I was younger I went through the, “I’m going to be a vegetarian” phase. I’m not really sure what sparked it. I do remember one of the reasons I stopped eating beef was that my Chinese zodiac was an Ox and my kid logic told me, “I can’t eat myself”! Despite how silly the reasoning was, I haven’t eaten beef in nearly 20 years. I’ve kept it up mainly for health and environmental reasons, but it was never my favorite meat in the first place. Chicken and pork, however, I couldn’t resist.
Over the years I have gone in and out of vegetarianism. I go through detox phases where I’ll be a vegetarian for a few weeks at a time. The longest was for 3 months while I was in yoga teacher training, which was when I fully experienced the benefits of being a vegetarian.
simplyconsciousWhy I’m Becoming a Weekday Vegetarian
Over the past few months I have been making an effort to move closer to a zero waste lifestyle. As a result, I have been finding new ways to reduce the amount of trash I produce wherever I go, including the movie theater.
By simply thinking before we take or toss, we can keep a lot of unnecessary waste out of the landfill and still have a great time! Here are some of the ways I try to reduce my waste at the movies:
simplyconscious5 Ways To Be Eco-Friendly At The Movies
The Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles took place this past weekend. It’s one of my favorite events to go to. If you don’t know what it is, think Etsy, but in real life—a festival of unique, handmade products, art, jewelry, and crafts.
simplyconsciousConsuming with Care at Renegade Craft Fair
Going green doesn’t have to feel like a chore, it can be easy, fun and stylish. As individuals, we like to express ourselves, whether its through the clothes we wear or the things we buy. Everything can be personalized these days including our phones, computers, cars, shoes, etc. So why does going green have to be any different?
Fortunately, it doesn’t. There are many options to choose from when it comes to reusable products, so you no longer have to carry around disposable products like plastic bags or paper cups that are not only an eye sore, but are also bad for the environment.