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how to resort zero waste

for an earth-inspired person like me, resorts can be a cringe-worthy experience. considering the amount of food waste, energy waste, excess materials, and privileged guests 🙄; it would seem like a resort would drive me crazy! and trust me i've been driven away from resorts before. but this time, i decided to focus on all the ways in which i could be zero waste at the resort. here's a few things i did to minimize my carbon footprint at the decamron in haiti 1. while eating at the buffet ONLY PICK UP WHAT YOU CAN EAT. the old adage from...

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first international pad party in haiti

reusable menstrual pads Zero Waste

first international pad party in haiti

(📸 photo cred: @thevirtuouslion @sadekaycreates) DONATE HERE: ent55.com/haiti when planning to host a PAD PARTY in haiti, i was advised that the turnout may be low. understandably so, because even in the US (you know, the country of free speech and freedom and ish) i am met with grimace faces, ignorant questions, and squirmy adults when i talk about reusable menstrual pads. in haiti, trauma, spiritual practices and patriarchy have made women limit their interactions with their own menstrual cycle. we hosted a pad party where my linesisters and i made pads for women in the Fayette community, where @beastmodeberc's family lives and...

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hot girl service in haiti

hot girl service in haiti

no strangers to werk, we served up some REAL hot girl service! in addition to our BEACH CLEAN UP, my sisters and i connected with the l’Ecole de la Redemption (run by @beastmodeberc family) to freshen up the SCHOOL LIBRARY and add some GREENERY to the courtyard. 📚 we also donated basic MEDICAL SUPPLIES to the community of Fayette, where @beastmodeberc’s parents live. and donated money to the Alum Alpha Omega Medical Ministry. 🏩  lastly, we hosted a pad party to make REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PADS as an economical, healthy, and environmentally friend alternative to disposable menstrual pads   we are...

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beach clean up in haiti

beach clean up in haiti

(📸 photo cred: @thevirtuouslion  📸 photo cred: @sadekaycreates) waste is likely the hardest topic to discuss when it comes to haiti, because even though the people are very resourceful with second chances for discarded materials (did you see ishmael’s toy car?), there are still MOUNDS OF WASTE that line the country’s streets and coastlines, and unlike in most of the US, the waste cannot be conveniently hauled away into an abyss known to many of us as ‘away’. the site of trash throughout the country was heart wrenching, but to complain about the lack of waste infrastructure would be a...

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"necessity is the mother of invention!"

"necessity is the mother of invention!"

"necessity is the mother of invention!" is what i would hear my haitian-mother proudly announce at least twice a day while staying in haiti. haiti, the first free republic of the western world, is no stranger to necessity, and so, the phrase was often exclaimed when witnessing the innovative approaches people used for everyday needs. take my friend, ishmael,  who designed and engineered his own toy car from a motor oil bottle, bottle caps, straws, and some party string. i was impressed to see ishmael running between lush banana trees and tall coffee bean trees pulling his toy car along. with limited access to...

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