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50 Shades of Green: 5 Ways to Lead a More Environmentally-Friendly Lifestyle

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Today we want to share 5 ways to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Green is the new black. As climate change rears its ugly head and out of control toxic pollution proliferates, making an effort to preserve natural resources and reduce environmentally harmful practices has become more critical than ever.

While climate change, warming oceans, poisoned wildlife, and resource shortages point to an apparent environmental emergency, it’s not always easy being green. If you’re feeling concerned about whether or not your seemingly minute contributions to environmental sustainability are significant enough to make a difference, you’re not alone. Apprehension surrounding the efficacy of a few small actions is perhaps the most common deterrent to individuals showing some love to mother earth. 

5 Ways to Lead a More Environmentally-Friendly Lifestyle

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Luckily, the jury is in. Environmental scientists agree that the implementation of even one environmentally-friendly habit per day can lead to substantial change. So, if you’re ready to channel your inner tree-hugger and make an effort to protect the planet, but you’re not sure where to start, check out these ways to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. 

Opt for used car parts over new

According to Tear-A-Part, a pick and pull in Utah, auto salvage yards are a “sustainable, environmentally-sound solution for junk cars.” Not only are used car parts from pick-and-pulls more cost-effective and more readily available, but they also tend to be significantly more environmentally friendly. Recycling used auto parts decreases the number of auto parts that waste or rust away in junkyards. Since the creation of new auto parts requires mining for resources like steel and involves manufacturing practices that negatively contribute to pollution, opting for used auto parts reduces environmentally hostile processes.

Prioritize energy conservation

Perhaps the easiest way to contribute to significant energy conservation is to be mindful of the electricity you consume. Remind yourself to turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room or the house, and only plugin essential devices. As a result, your environmental footprint and your electricity bill will shrink dramatically. 

Cut back on meat consumption

If you’re a carnivore, the notion of reducing your animal product intake may make you wince. Luckily, a host of delicious plant-based meat replacements have flooded the market. Even skipping red meat a few times per week can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by lowering the demand for meat processing practices that cause carbon emissions to skyrocket. 

Reuse and recycle 

By reusing and recycling clothing, containers, cardboard, and other recyclable materials, you can conserve dwindling natural resources. Recycling contributes to reducing pollution generated during the harvesting and processing of natural resources and also helps to diminish quantities of waste sent to landfills. If your area doesn’t offer recycling support, consider starting a compost pile or reusing your materials as much as possible. 

Limit your plastic use

Plastic is everywhere. The most common material for the making of storage and food preservation items, plastic waste pollutes the environment upon being disregarded or incinerated. By swapping plastic products with reusable drinking bottles or stylish canvas totes, you can help keep plastic waste out of oceans and landfills. 

In conclusion

Once you implement these simple but significant eco-friendly tactics, your wallet and the planet will thank you.

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Ava Jules : Youtube, Fashion Design, and Hawaii Life

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Ava Jules is a 20-year-old lifestyle and beauty Youtuber based in O’ahu, Hawaii. She is an advocate for Environmental and Oceanic Preservation, as well as Body Positivity. Ava has 1.3-Million subscribers on Youtube and over 100-Million views on her main Youtube Channel alone. She has balanced College classes, launching a jewelry line, and designing her own sustainable fashion brand. 

What was it like growing up in Hawaii? 

Growing up in Hawai’i was filled with beach days, island fun, and lots of good memories. I definitely feel very connected to the ocean and nature because I grew up learning to love and care for it.

You began your Youtube Channel in 2013 in an effort to show your love for Justin Bieber. How has your content evolved and what are some of your favorite videos to create? 

 Unfortunately I do not make Bieber fan videos anymore. My content now is very much a representation of what my life currently is like, so it’s bound to change as I change as a person! I love creating vlogs that bring people along into my life and tell a story. Lately, my favorite videos to make have been a new series on my channel called “Home in Hawaii”. 

What is something that you enjoy about creating content whether it’s on Youtube, TikTok, or Instagram?

I love seeing the comparison between the raw videos and the final edited version of the videos I create for YouTube. It’s absolutely hilarious to me that I’ll sometimes have more than two hours of footage, then end up with a seventeen minute video.

You act as a role model to many by using your voice to shine a light on body positivity and environmental preservation. Do you have any role models, or someone who acts as an inspiration to you?

I’m really inspired by Blake Lively because she’s spoken up about issues she cares about in a very informative and empowering way. It inspires me to use my voice and platform to do the same. 

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 What is a piece of advice you would give to someone about body confidence?

Speak to yourself the way you would speak to a dear friend.

Fashion has always been a part of your life, and now you are launching your own sustainably-designed fashion collection. Can you share a little bit about what the creative process was like? 

Everything starts with a “vision”, as dramatic as that sounds. I love coming up with designs and (very roughly) sketching them on my iPad is probably my favorite part. It’s a long process to create clothing, with a lot of back and forth and re-designing, but to see the final product is well worth it. 

 

Being a college student, content creator, and fashion designer, what does the average day in your life look like?

No day is really the same because there’s always different things that need to be done and things tend to pop up out of the blue. BUT, I do have a steady morning routine that I do pretty much daily. I start off by waking up, drinking water, and I’ll either workout or take my puppy for a walk. Then I’ll have some breakfast, shower, do my skincare, and get ready for the day. After that, it’s really unpredictable.

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You met your best friend, Hannah Meloche, through the Youtube Community. She is now in Hawaii and you guys just collaborated to create the “Ava x Starlite Village” jewelry collection. What was it like working with your best friend? How did the idea of the Jewelry collaboration come about? 

Working together to create something that represents a piece of our friendship was so much fun. The best part was probably launch day, and seeing the little dots pop up on the world map of where in the world people were on the site. The idea to do a jewelry collaboration randomly happened when we were in LA together in February of 2020. Hannah and I were chatting and she looked at me and went “We should do a collection together.” 

 

What can we expect to see from you in the future? What are some goals that you have? 

Oh man.. who knows? Between you and me, I don’t think too far into the future because it’s so unpredictable and gets me kind of anxious. However, I think the future will bring a lot of changes in my life and my career online since I still am so young and have lots of life ahead. One of my biggest goals is to create something that is bigger than myself and helps/inspires others.

 

Where can we follow you? 

 You can find me on almost every social media site if you search up my name, Ava Jules

Youtube Main ChannelYoutube Vlog Channel |Instagram| Tik Tok |Twitter|Snapchat|Facebook

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5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to Know

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Eco-friendly fashion is more important now than ever. As the world evolves fashion needs to as well. Brands are making an effort to change the way they design, produce, and sell clothes. Here is a list of 5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to get you started!

1. Black Bough Swim

https://blackboughswim.com/

“Being eco-friendly never looked this good” is Black Bough’s new motto. The beloved bathing suit brand that is made for all shapes and sizes is now slowly but surely becoming sustainable too! Their new collection is made from 80% regenerated fabric. Although they are new to the game, between turning plastic waste into bikinis, compostable mail bags, and reusable swimsuit packaging, they are on the rise to become one of your new fav eco-friendly brands. Black Bough Swim is an inspiration for other brands to start making the change one step at a time!

2. Island Tribe

https://islandtribeusa.com/collections/kaftans

Island Tribe is for all my boho babes! Their clothes consist of mostly whimsical and flowy dresses with a little edge. They do all this with the mission to reduce their carbon footprint in mind. In efforts to have less overstock and waste, they do small collections and made-to-order designs. When you purchase from them a portion of the sale is donated to the Offset Earth. This donation will go to recovering forests and planting trees. This brand is about as eco-friendly as it gets.

3. CHNGE

https://chnge.com/

If you love a good graphic tee, social change, and the environment, CHNGE is for you! This streetwear brand is all about making a difference. 50% of their net profits go to various organizations including those fighting climate change. The designs on their clothing reflect the world’s pressing current issues. Their clothing is 100% organic cotton and 100% carbon neutral, meaning less water, energy, and chemicals. You not only look good but feel good too because you’re promoting change and sustainability at the same time

4. Privato

https://www.privatoeco.com/

Every outfit needs a great pair of shoes to go with it. Why not make them eco-friendly? Privato takes the current sneaker trends and transforms them into more sustainable versions. Every part of their brand has the environment in mind from their production to your feet. Their shoes are all vegan and made from vegetable origin materials. As a brand, they show that you don’t need to sacrifice style for sustainability. You can have both!

5. Public Myth

https://publicmyth.com/

It’s no secret that every girl loves a good pair of leggings. This activewear brand screams sustainable and ethical. Their mission is to make sustainability more than just a trend. Their clothes are made from bamboo and organic cotton and have eco-friendly packaging right down to the recyclable minimalistic paper tape. Whether you’re wearing these clothes to the gym or on the couch (like me), you know you’re helping the environment. With plenty of styles and colors to choose from, Public Myth gives a revamp to exercise and eco-friendly fashion.

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