A Letter from an Ethical Consumer
Hey Dusty Hippie gang,
One of our ethical consumers wrote this letter in regards to a more sustainble in 2020. We love hearing goals, visions, and a plan of action for how to make the world a better place.
"For the last 6 months, I have been closely following eco-warriors that have inspired me to make more ethical choices. In a world of social media influencers, they used their platforms and created the world a better place. A fantastic feat.
Coming from a Christian background, I was taught that God created “man” as a steward for His Creation…oh, how we have failed. We’ve turned our earth into a graveyard fueled by consumerism and instant gratification. And the world (Mother Earth) is firing back at full force. (Our poles melting, excessive flooding, climate change, JUST TO NAME A FEW...)
This 2020 I am choosing to lower my personal carbon footprint in the following ways:
1) Return of the VEGAN: From ages 0-12 I was a complete vegan. It wasn’t until high school where I ordered my very first Big Mac… everyone else was doing it. “What’s the harm.” … now at 24, I have greatly derived from my foundational upbringing of keeping your body and earth clean.
2) DIY: I realized that everything found in my bathroom can easily be replaced with a more natural and/or sustainable substitution. In 2020, I’ll be tinkering around with ethical soap making, toothpaste, makeup… we evolving this year.
3) REVAMPING: Is anyone else celebrating the fact that FOREVER21 is CLOSING!?!? Fast fashion can die.
PS: (This is not a plug in - but my college roommate and her current roommate started their own ethical clothing company: The Dusty Hippie. And I’m beyond proud of them)
LONG TERM CAREER GOAL:
I just graduated from nursing school and western medicine wastes TONS of plastic on the daily. These practices do not align with my own beliefs, and I have caught myself fighting "western medicine ideology.” I plan to advance my career into holistic nursing and overseas missionary nursing with a focus on women’s health.
Thank you for your projects and for trying to create a world a better place. Now that I’m going to start a career I can use my income in supporting companies like, The Ethical Consumer, The Dusty Hippie and many more out there . <3
We are so proud of you Cinthia and thank you for sharing with us! Your 2020 vision sounds like a plan to keep the earth clean and towards a more sustainable future.