Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Start Your Zero Waste Life TODAY!

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My lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but I too approached the trash-free lifestyle in baby steps. Here are six easy tips you can use to start your zero waste life today.

Take your own privileges away. When you get to the coffee shop, and realize you didn’t bring your reusable mug, cancel your order and walk away from the barista. It will teach you to plan better the next time, and also encourage coffee shops to provide ‘dine-in’ options.

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Zero Waste Life// Vlog 2 (VIDEO)

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The zero waste journey is an interesting one, and I would love to share with you how it is done. I created "My Zero Waste Life" so you can see how I limit my waste consumption to a Mason jar.

In this episode, we are gearing up for my birthday by making zero waste candles from a potato and slivered almonds. MORE>>>>

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Zero Waste Life// First Vlog (VIDEO)

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The Zero Waste Life takes practice, and I would like for us all to go down this trash-less road together. That is why I created "My Zero Waste Life."

"My Zero Waste Life" is a vlog about my everyday life sans trash. There are so many methods to my trash-less madness that I often leave my viewers in the dark. The vlog will help to highlight my small victories of zero waste life.

In this episode, I show you how to go zero waste at work. Designate food-ware for work by bringing a bowl, plate, cup, fork and knife to keep in your cabinet/drawers. This is perfect for warming up lunch, pouring a cup of coffee in the kitchen or grabbing a piece of your co-worker's birthday cake. MORE>>>>>>

Monday, October 13, 2014

Self-Reliance for Ferguson

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Let’s think bigger than a month in response to 17-year-old Michael Brown’s death, and the many other recent murders of Black beings in America. In the span of #fergusonoctober happenings, we have delivered quotable speeches, rallied with picket signs and pushed for sentencing; but these things have not (and will not) change the conditions.

Yes, seeking justice for Mike Brown is necessary, but after Darren Wilson is sentenced, what's next protestors? Will you scream until your voice turns into a contrite squeal, and keep your hands up until they become doll-like limp?

Signs with the reoccurring words "Black Lives Matter," allude to a cowardly plea that Black Americans have to prove they are worthy humans.  We are depending on other people to validate our livelihood, and not only referring to safety, but also food, clothing and shelter.

Instead of igniting conversation about going to jail, which would only give more money to the opponent, let's begin conversation that renders definite solutions. Through the practice of self-reliance we relieve ourselves of dependency, and move our race to a state of solidarity. WE prevent the next rainstorm of Black casualties.

Self-reliance is granting yourself absolute control over your own sustenance (and that of your family) by adopting sustainable planning, agricultural skills and technology that diminish systematic needs.

Self-reliance has been around for a while. In the past, many leaders have supported the idea of self-reliance including Malcolm X, who was an opponent of desegregation, and Marcus Garvey, who promoted returning to ancestral lands, but in plain sight, their principles were shelved.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

People's Climate March: 10 Climate Issues You Should Know About

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In case you've been living under a rock, or wrapped-up in Vine compilations, the biggest climate change march the United States has ever seen is happening in New York City today.

The People's Climate March was initiated to defy the climate summit hosted by the United Nations' secretary general Ban Ki-moon. Kangs and Queenthangs from the Bronx and indigenous chiefs from the Midwest will march for better environmental policies.

In honor of the march, I wanted to share 10 climate issues you should at least be familiar with.