Have you heard of the Zero Waste movement? I watched a video interview with Mailyne on the website Exploring Alternatives, and she is living a Zero Waste lifestyle. Not too many years ago, I would have simply moved on to the next video in line. However, recently I find that I am more and more inspired by people living an Alternate Lifestyle. I am tired of the status norm, there must be more to life than what I see on TV,and what has become such and wasteful existence!
Zero Waste as defined in Wikipedia “is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycle so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills or incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.”
The reason I find Mailyne so inspirational is she actually embraces her beliefs and not just preaches them. I can remember watching Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth” I was on the edge of my seat with each word he spoke. Sadly this changed when I learned that he was flying around delivering his presentations on a private jet. As we know the Carbon footprint is huge for this type of travel. Please do not get me wrong, I still feel and believe in what Al Gore presented was fantastic!
Inspiration Found in Strange Places
Michelle and I have decided to embrace the Zero Waste lifestyle as well thanks mainly to Mailyne! Since we are attempting to purchase and move into a Class B Motorhome, space will certainly be at a premium, so being Zero Waste will certainly be beneficial! We use the recycle bags we purchased at Walmart and The Bulk Barn. Michelle is working on some burlap sacks for veggies and various fresh items. We will continue to reduce and reuse as the time goes by. I only hope we can do as great a job as Mailyne!
Be sure to check out the links for Mailyne and Exploring Alternatives Webs site list above. Check back, I think Michelle and I have found out Motorhome!! Once we get it, we will do a Tour of the Motorhome on our upcoming YouTube channel.