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At ONE MusicFest

Atlanta Zero Waste

At ONE MusicFest

When I made the decision to move to Atlanta it was because of all the nostalgia I had for places I had never been. Like seeing Spaceships on Bankhead, riding in East Point bumpin' Cool Breeze's Greatest Hits or starting something good on Headland and Delowe. But since living in Atlanta, the Atlanta I dreamt of  was buried under murals painted by artists that didn't understand, historical buildings smothered in franchise swag and irresponsibility for the people that stood for Atlanta, even when Atlanta didn't stand for them. Everyday, I ride my bike around the city and only see remnants...

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Meet Me At LadyFest ATL

Atlanta Zero Waste

Meet Me At LadyFest ATL

To all my Atlanta citizens, there an opportunity to purchase zero waste essentials in person at the second annual LadyFest ATL. You also have all rights to pick my brain about zero waste how-tos, that one difficult and trashy hurdle you're trying to defeat or just say hello. Artist Market- LadyFest Atlanta 2016Saturday, May 2112p-4p368 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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3 'What If' questions around rap culture and sustainability

Atlanta Self Reliance Zero Waste

3 'What If' questions around rap culture and sustainability

With all the buzz about Earth Month and the green-filled festivities occurring across the globe, everyone is expanding their outlook on what it means to be "eco-friendly." Even better, people are adopting habits to minimize their trash and contributions to the landfill. Recently Erykah Badu dedicated a mixtape to the endangered bee species, Jadakiss opened a juice bar, and Future is headlining Broccoli City Fest, a festival dedicated to building awareness around sustainable practices including recycling, reducing energy usage and alternative forms of transportation. What a time to be alive! The hype of it all, got me thinking about the...

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Zero Waste Must Haves

Atlanta Zero Waste

Zero Waste Must Haves

I've got to admit, my zero waste life has awarded me with some really neat belongings. I mean they're functional, made of sustainable materials, with lifetime or extended warranties, and they look cool AF.In my year and 11 month journey as a zero waster, I have figured out the perfect list of zero waste must haves in order to stay trash free in your everyday life, and be hot stuff while doing it.Some are items I've had prior to becoming a zero waster, and others are really neat items I've researched intensely and purchased after knowing they would alleviate my...

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RSVP for The First Zero Waste Event In Atlanta

Atlanta Zero Waste

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I've been entertaining this idea in my mind for a while to start a zero waste Meetup group in Atlanta.

As if I'm some unicorn from Venus, one day I frantically asked Trapp, a staff member at Sevananda, "Are there other people like me?!" as he measured the weight of my mason jars and food containers.

He told me there were others, like the guy who brings old liquor bottles to fill up with honey, and...

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