Well Hey there and Welcome! I’m Dawn, the author of the blog Live Waste Free and here’s my story.
I discovered the Zero Waste lifestyle a few years ago and loved the concept. It’s shocking the amount of waste that one household can produce in a year and this was the main drive behind Live Waste Free. Once I started feeling comfortable with living the Zero Waste lifestyle, I wanted to try to help others reduce their impact as well. Every little bit counts right?
I’ve always been passionate for the environment in some form or another. Right up until cegep (college). I studied a program called ‘Community Recreation and Leadership Training’ at Dawson College. There, I was introduced to so many different classes. My favorite amongst them were the outdoor education courses (where we went to a summer camp for a weekend and learned anything we can about animals, plants and pollution, in both the summer and winter) and environmental leadership (how to lead activities in the great outdoors while incorporating and not harming nature). They were by far my favorite classes. It inspired me to learn more and to do better.
After years of sitting back and observing the world around me, I can see the harm that mass consumerism does. More importantly, I see how I can help. This is why I started writing blogs about this wonderful topic. To help encourage others around me to reduce their waste as much as they can.
This lifestyle is in no means about perfection. It’s about trying. It’s about caring. It’s about staying true to values that are important to you. With a little practice and the right motivation, anyone can greatly reduce their nnegative impact!