Get to know one of our Composting Class vendors, Monica Richards!
Our virtual sustainability experiences help folks learn the many benefits of leading sustainable lives.🌱 In it, we aim to show how easy and accessible this impactful, sustainable action really is.
And Monica Richards — aka the ecobabe — is one of the fantastic enviro-experts leading sustainability experiences, like Composting Basics and Sustainability During the Holidays!
We wanted to introduce everyone to Monica because she’s, uh, kinda a total inspiration. Nbd.
Here a few fun facts about her:
Would you like to learn more about Monica & her amazing class? Read our interview with her below! 👇
Sustainability is such an enormous concept. It really runs the entire gamut of individual action, all the way up to balance on a global scale.
For something to be sustainable, it has to be balanced in three ways: environmentally, socially, and economically. But when all is said and done, I believe it comes back to one single thing — consciousness.
Sustainability means being conscious of ourselves and how we consume, being conscious of one another, and being conscious of our planet.
I grew up on a farm in a really small town in Southwest Michigan. While growing up, farm life taught me that each of us has a purpose, and every action we take as individuals impacts our planet.
But after working as an interior designer and then as a TV host is Los Angeles, I realized I really have to get back to my roots because that's where I'm happiest.
I wanted to have a more meaningful impact by talking about sustainability rather than, for example, who was wearing what. (Not that that wasn’t fun, too.)
I really believe that stepping back from earth's tipping points will only happen if we talk about it. We as individuals hold a lot more power than we assume.
The more people we enlighten and inspire to care about sustainability, the more powerful institutions will be held accountable by us to invest in sustainability, moving the needle toward the big changes we need for regenerating our planet.
The more people we get on board this consciousness train, the sooner change will happen and the sooner we can get back to living as One — like we were always meant to be.
There are two things that make this experience unique:
First, there's so much value in the unity that results from connecting with communities other than your own. With our classes, you could be in the lush green landscape of Thailand while I'm smiling at you from the Financial District in New York.
Secondly, it’s not people's job to know how to make a positive daily impact for our planet, but it is my job. In my classes, you get all the tips and tricks of seamlessly living a conscious, low-waste lifestyle without all the research, time, and energy it takes for trial and error.
I hope to teach people that what we do truly matters and makes a difference.
Our daily actions — even the seemingly small ones — each of those actions create a ripple effect for all life on earth. That’s how connected we are with one another and with Mother Earth.
If your company is in-office, I would:
If your company is remote, I would:
(Editor's note: If you'd like learn more about sustainability in the workplace, check out Teaming Up with Your Employees to Save the Planet 🌎 )
I see a huge climate solution as healing the disconnect between people and people, and people and planet. We have to connect to protect.
I would love now to nudge people to connect with nature. Take a few minutes each day to watch a bird or eat a meal outside. Touch the snow and feel the sunshine; whatever you can do, make connecting with nature a daily habit.
Because if I've learned anything from my own experience, it's that a deeper connection with our planet means a deeper connection with yourself. And a true connection with yourself is the best thing you can do for everyone else.
Composting Basics covers everything you need to get started on your sustainable journey, including:
And, of course, you’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions during the class. Book Composting Basics today!
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