This Summer marks my 9th year of being vegan, and this year marks my 9th year of being an environmentalist. This all coincides with the year that I moved in with my best friend (G) and out of my mom’s house. It wasn’t that I didn’t care about the environment before moving out, but that I couldn’t/didn’t buy my own stuff for cleaning, house hold goods etc.
Once I moved out, G introduced me to the variety of things that we could do to be more eco-friendly from
- the products we bought: things like reusable bags, napkins and handkerchiefs
- to the way we bought clothing or any other items: trying to buy from the most eco-friendly, non-sweat shop products we could find, preferably from reputable companies who had decent social values or environmental policies.
- to the food we ate: organic and local as much as possible
The environmentalist/vegan connection comes about because of my initial reasons for becoming vegan: the environment!