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Hi, I'm Jordan.
I'm an interior designer, writer, and marketing coordinator working in the private aviation industry. Yep, I am an environmentalist working in private aviation. Read all about it here. My new year's resolution in 2018 was to reduce my carbon footprint and live a zero-waste lifestyle, which has set the ball rolling to so many other realizations and discoveries.
My current goal is to form an intersectional community through meetups while engaging in composting, conservation, permaculture, and making a low impact/more sustainable lifestyle accessible while supporting local businesses and creatives. Things I have learned in the past couple years or so are things that I feel should be common knowledge, like -
Recycling is comparable to putting a band-aid on a broken bone, factory farming is killing our planet, single-use plastic needs to be eliminated, & changing your diet even a little bit really can help create a more sustainable world.
This is a journey, this is not about perfection. The actual term "zero waste" is not realistic, especially in the world we live in today. That being said, the amount of waste we are currently producing cannot continue to be our reality. The average American produces about 4.4 lbs of trash a day...that's 1,606 lbs a year. That's equivalent to the weight of a cow or the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa...PER PERSON!
I want to create a space where people can come together and reconnect with the real world. I think our society has created this warped view that we should be living conveniently - and I don't necessarily disagree with that. However, convenience has taken precedence over all else and we must get back to basics a little bit. It is important that we are able to rely on ourselves rather than depend on convenience 24.7.
No person is perfect, this world is not perfect, there will always be flaws and life isn't always convenient. Try something more environmentally friendly today. Every bit counts. Your first step, twentieth step, or millionth step could help someone else take a step too. We are all in this together, whether we wanna be or not, so let's do this. Hold your friends accountable (in constructive ways) and ask them to do the same for you. We are all learning!