What do you do to unwind outside of work? Do you have any rituals that you'd like to share with us?
Mornings! Most essential to my routine is coffee. Journaling/writing is powerful - jotting down your thoughts, plans, whatever - however you want. Meditation and movement if I can, I don’t like to be too neurotic about this but I also know I am out of balance if I go too long without a good morning. On the flip side to an introverted morning, I think that having a spontaneous, fun evening is so important.
What does sustainability mean to you? And how important is it in your everyday life?
For me, it is looking at my beliefs when it comes to living beings and the planet and making decisions that are reflective of this. I used to be very strict and I definitely go through phases where I set the bar higher and lower depending on my options and access. It is important to recognise one’s own hypocrisy and I am open to educating myself, learning from others and sometimes I simply change my perspective or approach. However, there are certain values, especially when it comes to clothing, that are set in stone for me.
Do you have any personal life hacks for getting through the day in the most sustainable way possible?
Probably just when buying, I try to look at each product as something that was produced by someone, somewhere and is manufactured with an array of different materials or components. If you break down products like this you start to ask the right questions and you can buy more consciously. At the very least, you will realise what you are ‘voting for’ with your purchase.
What are you currently reading, watching, listening to?
Last month I wrote a guide on mushrooms for Climate Conscious. I enjoy reading their short opinion pieces on climate related topics.I love to read classics and am currently reading Tender is the Night. I recently watched Concrete Cowboy which I loved. It emphasized the importance of community, access to physical spaces and nature for marginalised communities.