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ECOnscious Warriors: Chapter 1 - Interview with Diana Brandt

Hey guys! We are very excited to let you know that we are starting our new blog series called - ECOnscious Warriors where we are talking with inspiring people that want to share their knowledge, experiences and passion for ECOnsciousness. If you have any specific econscious warrior in mind that you would like to see here in the future, please let us know on our social and in comments below! Let's expand the ECOmmunity! The first chapter introduces one of our lovely supporters - Diana Brandt. Diana Brandt is an Educator who has volunteered as an Environmental and Health Advocate since the young age of 8. She is the founder and Director of Transition To Green community, a nonprofit with over...

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Your Ultimate List of Environmental Quotes to Always Stay Inspired!

Sometimes even the most persistent eco-warriors feel unmotivated and tired, we feel ya! For these hard moments, we created the ultimate list of environmental quotes that will keep you inspired and help to take action. You can print the list and have it at your desk when you are doing your research or keep it saved on your phone as a reminder when you just drink your morning matcha/tea/coffee/lemon water. Share it with your friends and family to spread some awareness! And never forget: the Planet needs you and you need the Planet! 1. “Poll…tion, Ed…cation, Sol…tion. What’s missing?” The best way to change something is to start from yourself! If you are reading while sipping your fav smoothie in...

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Why All of Us Should Finally Stop Using Plastic Straws?

More and more countries or large retailers are banning plastic straws. Unfortunately bans alone won't change much, what we need is a global social movement! Luckily, plastic straws are quickly becoming a dining taboo, here's why: Less than 9% of all of the plastic we use every day gets recycled.  Instead, most end up in landfills or worst case scenario: in the ocean. That problem won't be fixed by saying 'no' to plastic straws, but from what environmentalists say letting go of a single piece of plastic could be the first step in a much-needed larger behavioral change. In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a first-of-its-kind bill aimed at reducing straw waste in the state. Starting in 2019,...

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Why we Need to Invest in our Planet, not in Plastic

Our world, animals and bodies are choking on plastic, but we have the power to change that.   With science awakening us to frightening facts about plastic pollution, the reasons for avoiding plastic are forever multiplying. Yes, it can seem overwhelming, however products made from natural materials are an alternative that bring so much hope.   Why we Need to Avoid Plastics We are told that “32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually... flows into our oceans.” This fact from Earthday.org is made even more concerning by the reality that if nothing changes, by 2050 “there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.” This is only 31 years away. We witness the pain...

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