October was an absolute whirlwind. I participated in Project Green Challenge (founded by Turning Green). It was a 30-day event in which students have several challenges focused on a theme. They ranged from Zero Waste (my submission I posted here), Fair Trade, and Biodiversity. The goal was to challenge us to create ways to improve, educate, and, expand on our knowledge of sustainability and the environment. I knew I wouldn’t be able to participate in all of the 30 days but being in my last year of university + wanting to become more public with my passion for the environment I went for it and gave it my all and had the pleasure to be awarded in a few of the challenges. That and October was midterms-month!
The one closest to my heart was the Zero Waste challenge. I’ve spent this past year transitioning into a more zero-waste lifestyle, reducing and minimizing what I don’t need. I have realized that for me less is truly more. It hasn’t been terribly hard for me and I have learned to plan ahead. I don’t view it as limiting – I view it as lighting your step and being kind to the environment. Which leads me to this post!