In this special episode, Toronto-based Art Director and Zero Waster Magali Lafleur shares a bit of everything from urban frustrations, feminine hygiene, zero waste confessions, to tips on leading a cleaner lifestyle in a congested planet. If you’ve ever considered living your life with less trash, give this a listen!
About Magali: Two years ago, Magali started her journey to reduce trash in her lifestyle and learned how to be more environmentally wise by a simple Google search. It was a lifestyle change that she became increasingly more passionate about. You can read about her lifestyle of living zero waste on her Instagram blog @findyouralternative.
3 Easy steps we’ve picked for living cleaner lifestyles from this episode are:
bring your own container when purchasing meals
get to know your lifestyle and decision-making process so you can anticipate what you’ll need in your day
invest in quality products so you won’t have to buy as much in the long run!
Questions and comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org—see ya on the next one!
A note reflecting on last week’s trash cleanup at Trinity Bellwoods:
Small pieces of litter (cigarette butts, bottle caps, broken glass) in big parks might feel like nothing to the everyday person, but we often forget that there are many smaller living things that use these park spaces too.
A dog or squirrel would feel much more affected by our park litter than us, simply because they are smaller and have a closer relationship to the ground.
Let’s be more empathetic to our smaller friends, and keep our parks healthy!
Voting with your dollar is one of the easiest ways to show your love and demand for something. From a small business standpoint, it means all the difference between allowing them to continue their vision and sinking under the water.
A healthier, cleaner lifestyle can be kickstarted by supporting more local markets, artisans, producers, and businesses. It’s one way to live a more giving lifestyle—not only for yourself, but for everyone involved down the supply chain.
*But, just because a business or practice is local doesn’t always mean they care.
Submit your notes to design healthier and more conscious lifestyles over at email@example.com to be featured in a future post!