I’ve been wanting to start this blog for a while now. I was inspired to make changes in my own life and thought it would be fun to document what I’ve been doing. I hope that by doing this I might inspire someone else, or help someone else, go a little more green. I really wanted to make my environmental/hippy side a bigger part of me.
I decided that January seemed to be the perfect time to start this. With all the New Years resolutions going on, I thought this blog idea was perfect. It will help me stick to the green things I already do, and make me do more.
Hello! I’m Amanda. I’m the creator of this blog and all its posts, images and pages. I’ll just tell you a little about me. I’ve always been interested in going green. When I was about 8 or 9 years old I (with the help of my mum) called a yogurt tube company to ask them why they use so much extra packaging. From then on my greenness came and went. I worked at an organic, fair trade, sustainable, local coffee shop when I was younger which brought out the environmentalist in me. University also added to this. I have a BAH from Trent Univeristy, which is well known in the area for being the “hippie” school. Taking English lit and gender and women’s studies definatly added to my hippie vibe (from an environmental lit course, to learning about environmental feminism). I’m currently doing my MA in Public Texts (English lit) at Trent, and started this blog as a way to be creative while prograsinating my thesis.
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