By now, many of you know how important it is to practice sustainability in order to reduce the damage we’re causing to our planet. I annoyingly preach about easy ways we can practice reducing our waste and minimizing our footprint. Instead of sharing some of the most common eco tips I’ve incorporated in my daily routine, I want to share how my boyfriend, who isn’t an “eco-nut” (his words), chooses five ways to reduce his waste at home.

My boyfriend is not someone who suffers from eco-anxiety. He does not spend hours reading articles and watching videos on the damage…


Chloe, my first friend in the new city.

How Moving To A White Community Shaped Me

I grew up in a congested city on the outskirt of Los Angeles county. The residents of the community were predominantly hispanic, black, and asian. The city was cluttered with budget-friendly stores and fast food chain restaurants. There was one main park in the middle of the city. Most of my friends and neighbors were Mexican. We usually knew each others entire family because we had all been together through grade school. …


My first hike in Alaska

When it was time to decide what I wanted to be “when I grow up”, I had no idea what I really wanted to do. I had to decide a career that I was going to be stuck with for the rest of my life, and that was scary. How does someone so confidently decide what field they want to get in to? And then you have to stick to that for some years!

I thought about becoming a teacher. My favorite classes in grade school were the ones with the silly professors. The ones who would really try to…

Evelyn Fonseca

free spirited adventurer | minimalist | traveler

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