Since the number of disposables in our lives has increased, the importance of recycling has increased. However, it has also complicated the process. As you may know, only 12% of items that could be recycled, currently make it to the recycling bin. The number of items that actually get recycled is even less, and that’s where this post was supposed to come in.
Having a capsule wardrobe seems like the staple all minimalists have. As a result, when I first began my own minimalist journey, my closet was the first thing I decided to tackle. I began working through my wardrobe at a time when I lived between three homes, and I was moving constantly. Logistically, it just made sense for me to minimize how many things I needed to move from one place to another. I also was working on weight loss, so it was easy to get through some of the clothes that didn’t fit me anymore.
The Zero Waste Movement is going mainstream. The environmental impact of our daily lives is being talked about on major news outlets like Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, but what is this movement, and why should you care about it?
Emily Nocito is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in Coastal Sciences. Last August at the Millennium Campus Network Conference, Emily’s campaign 10 by 2020 won the ocean global campaign prize.
Emily has had a professional focus on communicating science and global change, giving talks through FameLab– a science communications competition, and also a TedxSBU talk on the importance of Women in STEM titled “Science and Self Discovery“. I had the pleasure of interviewing Emily about her 10 by 2020 campaign and her personal sustainability initiatives.