Every year I try to push myself to change one more thing in my life to become more ecofriendly. I’ve changed my diet,* reduced my waste, purchased 98% of my clothing from Goodwill and consignment stores, and downsized my living space.
The next big step involves becoming carbon neutral. Essentially, this means holding myself accountable for my carbon footprint (to the best of my abilities – this is not yet an exact science), and working with my adopted Indonesian tribe (the Tado) to sponsor planting of culturally significant species that help improve their lives.
Filmmaker Dylan Magaster documents my journey towards carbon neutrality here:
If you’re interested in becoming carbon neutral yourself, a step-by-step guide is on my new “Beauty and Love” website.
(Caveat: this is just my journey, I’m far from perfect, and I’m always trying to improve. I encourage everyone to act instead of criticizing – doing so creates happier lives and more positive vibes!)
*I was a vegetarian for 35 years, but my current health conditions require me to eat red meat at least once a week. So I source that meat as locally, organically, and sustainably as possible.