Bridging art to the existential threat of atmospheric carbon overload: Allegra Searle-LeBel (US)

“Resisting consumerism, which is especially hard when we’re told that the way we can make anything better is by buying something.”  

A reusable snack bag by Stasher (US) — tested and approved

Refuse Plastic Today (EE) have sent me a Stasher Reusable Snack bag to test — the bag completed the test successfully!

A feminist rapper whose music is 100% about inspiring the listener: Kellee Maize (US)

“I feel drawn to support marginalized individuals, those who are systematically subjected to social injustices, just for being born who they are. I am also passionate about supporting the environment and try to live as green as possible in my everyday life.”

Skincare and beauty products without cocoa butter – Ellovi (US) and Fennec’s Natural Skincare (EE)

For some people an exposure to cocoa butter can cause allergic reactions, and this is the reason why I am into different type of butters, e.g. hemp seed and shea butter.

Found a treasure – a bag made by Alchemy Goods (US)

“Alchemy Goods is an eco-friendly, B-Corp certified bag and accessory brand with headquarters in Boulder, CO and manufacturing in Seattle, WA. Our bags and accessories are made by using a process called upcycling.”

Giving voice to a vegan community through graphical messages: Jacky Wasserman (US)

“As a vegan seeing how the movement and community has grown over the past 5 years has been so inspiring. I love hearing from friends that want my advice to go vegan because they saw a documentary or heard about how much the environment is affected or they love animals too much. Helping people transition and just being me without really doing anything but leading by example has been the most effective thing I think.
As an entrepreneur, creating a community of badass women boss babes that collaborate and support each other has been so rewarding. Cultivating and creating relationships with other business owners is a must. We all can relate!”

Challenging cultural and social norms: Aaron Glasson (US/NZ)

“I used to be very engaged in animal rights and veganism. At that time I never felt like I was doing enough and to be honest was an angry person. Some people can live that life and do amazing things for the cause. For others like myself I need to prioritise my own personal wellbeing before I can be proactive. I still do what I can, when I can, but spend time and money on myself too. I acknowledge I could do more, and will strive to while still enjoying existence.”