Discussion on minimalism, and so much more (in Estonian)

Discussion with Farištamo Eller who has a podcast Keskonnaraadio — Keskkonnahoid on äge! (Let’s have fun saving the planet).

Helping to achieve a zero waste lifestyle – Beauty Kubes by Eve of St. Agnes (UK)

My less waste journey is going strong!

Caring about animals and caring about humans don’t rule each other out: Anna Morozova (the Baltics)

“Social and political movements which have equality and compassion in focus are important to me. Compassion in the widest meaning of it, be it to fellow Earthlings, or to planet Earth in general, or to other races, genders, alternative lifestyles, what not. I might say a strange thing, but I think that tolerance is not enough. You can tolerate and secretly hate something or someone at the same time. Compassion and empathy go a longer way, in my opinion. Of course, veganism and third-wave feminism are important. Extinction Rebellion is important, even if I am not involved too much. Various kind of environmental actions, be it within Let’s Do It! frames or otherwise. Those promoting human rights and creating opportunities.”

Breaking stereotypes of the vegan food: Elina Innanen (FI)

“Food is my passion, my hobby and my work. There is nothing better in this world than to cook and eat with your friends. It’s also a way for me to express my creativity. And of course, it’s a political choice, too.”

Pointing out social injustices and alternatives: Alex (roots of compassion; DE)

“For me being active doesn’t necessarily mean torching slaughterhouses or liberating animals, even though these methods can be absolutely appropriate. The main form of activism we engage in as a collective is education, through books, blog entries, messages on stickers, patches and T-shirts. We financially support projects that have a more direct and militant approach (e.g. the occupiers of the Hambacher Forest in Germany) and write about their actions because in our opinion different forms of activism have to go hand in hand if we want to have an impact. /…/ As a long-time activist, whom I once met at the Animal Rights Gathering, put it: “You are not the movement, you are part of the movement.” I would like to add: “Take care of others and fight for their rights, but also take care of yourself.””

Being a loud advocate for green values: Outi Pyy (FI)

“I am not just an activist, I am also a teacher. I teach about economic and environmental responsibilities and ways to better your everyday life. I see that there are many good people in the world (and Finland) who want to do good, but they lack the knowledge to do it. So I help them out with my lectures, talks and my blog. If I get them to understand the effects of their actions and that they have a choice, I have done my job. Most of this work, by the way, is something I do on voluntary basis. I do it out of responsibility.”