The process of writing a vegan children's book (Ft. LuLu Lotus Books)

The process of writing a vegan children's book (Ft. LuLu Lotus Books)

This week I decided to change things up a bit. The local community has an amazing amount of talent including a variety of vegan businesses! This week we’re going to learn more about Lulu Lotus, a children’s book author and illustrator. Learn more about the process of writing a children’s book for vegan kids!

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Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

In my last reading week every (I’m so excited to graduate!!), my boyfriend and I decided to take a quick trip to New York City! I’m fortunate to have cousins that live in Jersey City and previously lived in New York, so they were able to give us the low-down on where to go and what to do. We actually travelled for four days, but one of those days were visiting them! Here’s the breakdown of what we did the rest of the days and how you can integrate it into your weekend in NYC!

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Marie Kondo the hell out of your social media in 3 easy steps

Marie Kondo the hell out of your social media in 3 easy steps

The KonMari method uses a five-step process that includes clothing, books, papers, miscellaneous and sentimental items. Putting these into smaller, attainable chunks allows you to tackle each process. Now, we can take these practices and implement this into our social media routine - we all follow some people on social media that do not spark joy.

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Why you should adopt [don't shop] - Murphy's story

Why you should adopt [don't shop] - Murphy's story

Recently, my family lost one of our pets. Spartacus, our energetic and loving shih tzu was an amazing companion to us for over 15 years. This has made me want to reflect on our pets right now. Sometimes we take for granted that they are right in front of us, right now. Today, I want to reflect on my cat’s adoption story.

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What sustainable product should you try? Quiz - Sustainable Series

What sustainable product should you try? Quiz - Sustainable Series

There are many different sustainable products on the market right now. Some can be more pricey, but they will last you a life time. You also have the option to reuse materials that you already have a home in order to foster a more sustainable environment. Be sure to take the quiz to learn what sustainable product you are!

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Make an environmental impact with your food choices - Sustainable Series

Make an environmental impact with your food choices - Sustainable Series

One area of sustainability surrounds sustainable food. It is important to understand that you should work within the means that you have. This means, if you are in a food desert and don’t have access to fresh vegetables on a whim, these rules may not apply to you. However, if you can change your choices without severely impacting your life, why wouldn’t you? Do what you can within your means! For instance, as a university student I am unable to afford organic or high-priced produced all the time, but I try my best to do what I can.

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Let's talk about sustainable clothing - Sustainable Series

Let's talk about sustainable clothing - Sustainable Series

In the era of ever-changing trends, there is an immense amount of waste distributed from fast-fashion companies. I have to admit, sometimes I fall into the trap of wanting things and purchasing them from fast-fashion companies, but we need to make a conscious step into more sustainable fashion choices. Through these different shopping techniques, you will be one step closer to the sustainability goals you’re looking for.

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Why should we even care about sustainability? - Sustainable Series

Why should we even care about sustainability? - Sustainable Series

Everyday we hear more and more about how our planet’s resources are depleting and that we need to make major changes as soon as possible. This can be a daunting task and may make you feel like anything you do won’t make an effect on the planet because you are just one person. The truth is, the more we all band together, the more of an impact we can make. This is why every person matters.

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You should start a blog - One year of Maria May Marketing + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

You should start a blog - One year of Maria May Marketing + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Happy birthday to this website! It was one year ago when I began blogging. It started as a way for me to practice my writing, have material for potential job opportunities and a result from feedback from one of my co-op employers. It’s become so much more than that! It is now a resource for new activists, a form of activism in itself and a way for me to express my feelings without operating through an angsty Facebook status, haha!

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