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18 hours ago, Treehugger said:

I would love to study marine biology if my parents weren't so set on me studying optometry.

Remember it is your future, but I had a friend who wanted to be a doctor but her parents wanted her to be an accountant, she became an accountant and seems happy though. 


As for my hippy stuff:

  • I mostly eat ethical local, feral shot or farm butcher meats
  • I try to buy fruit and veg from local farmers markets whenever I can, or grow my own (though I only seem to be able to grow silverbeet, peas and radishes)
  • I live in Australia and don't have an air conditioner
  • I bad mouth to anyone who will listen the new development houses that rely on air con and don't have water tanks or solar panels (also lots of them are wild fire traps)
  • I shop at op shops a lot, give new life to old things, including furniture
  • I live mostly plastic bag free, and I reuse all the plastic bags that I do happen to get. 
  • I don't shower all that often, I guess every 3-4 days though if I'm not doing anything special on the weekend it stretches to once a week.
  • Showers and washing the dishes is the only time I use hot water. Basin baths, laundry and anything else uses cold water.
  • I had a pressure hot water service installed, so no water heater tank, no pilot light. The gas only ignites when it senses the hot water tap being turned on. I also use the cold water that flows before it gets hot for things. 

I know I can be more eco, but what I really want to do it get a dog so I can stop using a heater in winter! dog blankets are the best. 

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I saw my first Townsend's warbler and Black-throated gray warbler last week! Two new bird species in one week is a great week for just about any birdwatcher.


On 10/15/2017 at 2:07 PM, Treehugger said:

You guys are so cool, you are all doing so much to help the earth. Bees and corals are my favourite things on this beautiful earth. Corals are the most fascinating animals and I would love to study marine biology if my parents weren't so set on me studying optometry.



*hisses from the dark side* join the ecologistssssssss

We have all the besssst workplacessssss


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Yay, fellow tree-huggers! :D


- I'm plant-based (vegetarian, no eggs) with occasional dairy (was vegan, but since I no longer live in a major city down South, non-dairy alternatives are out of my budget)

- Working towards Zero Waste - I only have two products that have plastic in my bathroom now! 

- Avid amateur birdwatcher (I need to get a bird guide for the Northwest so I can identify more!) 

- Cold wash/air dry all my laundry + all household products are natural/biodegradable 

- Walk/public transit all day every day (even in -30 celscius)

- Love being outside/hiking/canoeing/living outside (tent life = best life) 

- Very much into learning about plants/animals/geology/geography/weather 


Always a process, but I'm working toward a more eco-friendly life because the Earth is just too incredible not to save. :)


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*high fives all the tree huggers*


I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years. I try to live a minimalistic lifestyle, and love buying second hand stuff. Oh, and i clean my house using natural products (mostly vinegar) and use non-animal tested products as much as possible.

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  • I eat mostly vegan. Just the occasional meat when I'm someones dinner guest and sometimes yogurt, because it's delicious.
  • I do water-only washing of my hair. It doesn't work great; my hair looks pretty dull most days, but I make it up in cool braids or buns.
  • I try to buy things used when possible and only what I need.
  • I don't own a car and walk to work

I don't care about bugs though. Except as a potential source of protein. Unfortunately the Swedish Food Administration has decided to not approve any bugs as food.


On 2017-06-27 at 11:46 AM, SamwiseLovesLife said:


  • I sleep without a pillow and when staying places, often on the floor (more natural for your body/spine)


I would like to sleep on the floor. I have some back pain and have noticed that the most comfortable position for that  is to sleep on my back with a pillow under my knees, on a hard bed. My current bed is too soft though and instead of buying a new one I'd rather just get rid of it. I've tried sleeping on a thin mattress on the floor and it's pretty comfortable, but after more than a night my tailbone hurts. Do you have any tips for how to deal with that?

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