Who am I? What am I doing here? What does it all mean? No, I’m not having an existential crisis, I’d like to introduce myself! My name is Jess and I am the founder of Earth, Wind and Waste. I live in Yorkshire in the north of England, I am married to a man called Phil and I have a dog called Howie. He we all are:
This blog comes as a result of realising that I, as a human being, and we, as a human race are simply not living the ‘greenest’ lives we could be and it is having a serious impact on our planet.
I had always recycled and done ‘my bit’, but I had never gone out of my way, and that’s what I wanted to change. It all began when I turned vegetarian. I absolutely love the decision I made to give up meat, it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made, but I realised that if I really cared about the planet and its inhabitants, I needed to do more. That’s when I became interested in the zero waste community that was starting to grow online. I watched videos, read blogs and websites and I realised that there are a lot of changes that I can make to how I live to reduce my waste footprint.
The thing is, the concept of zero waste is amazing, but I found it a bit daunting. I couldn’t comprehend going completely waste free, so I decided that I wanted to take on board some of the amazing ideas of zero waste, but really look at how it can be done realistically, alongside a full time job and on a budget. So, this is not a zero waste blog. I create waste and I’m not going to lie about that. But this is a blog about reducing our waste as much as possible, reusing and recycling what we can and avoiding what we can’t.
And this isn’t just about me! I want to spread the Earth, Wind and Waste word, build up a community of people who care passionately about the planet and want to reduce their footprint. I want us to share our ideas, our questions, our concerns and come together to make a positive change to our lives and encourage those around us to do the same.
Read all about what you can expect from me and this blog in my very first blog post.
Finally, why Earth, Wind and Waste?
Earth – our lovely home that we need to look after
Wind – spreading our message around the earth
Waste – the excess waste we create that is consuming the planet and the habitats we are wasting with our plastic pollution