Living consciously isn’t only for green-nerds and it isn’t as difficult and mundane as you may be thinking. Although I don’t live a plastic-free lifestyle and my thumb could be a lot “greener”, I do make a conscious effort to live a life that is eco-friendly, sustainable, cheap and fun.
Our convenient lifestyle is unfortunately coming with a not-so convenient price tag and the health of our planet is suffering.
I was working as a Marine Biologist at a luxury resort in Maldives when I visited Thilafushi.
This garbage island has been on fire for 27 years!
Along with fellow Marine Biologist Kylie Merritt & Maldivian Dive Master Haisham Rasheed, we took the work ferry and then a speed boat to “trash island” as known by the locals. Boat after boat, day after day, year after year; garbage is bought from across the country and lit on fire.
It wasn't until I crewed on a yacht that I really noticed my direct impact on the environment I live in.
I was hostess & 2nd mate on a brand spanking new privately-owned 56ft Lagoon catamaran between the Bahamas and the US. The only cleaning practice I had was cleaning rental properties I temporary called home, never ever any commercial experience. Apart from the detail and frequency of cleaning; all the interior is made from...
It can be challenging trying to be an eco-traveler when you carry everything you own in one single bag that lives on your back. But traveling sustainably doesn’t have to be heavy, complicated or time consuming.
Simple everyday things can make a difference to the local environment, the country you’re visiting and ultimately your budget.
I personally know it can be difficult in certain countries. Often in Mexico the taqueria's ser...