June Zwan’s Guide to Living a Greener and More Ethical Existence
In today’s modern world, we are surrounded by technology and often pay little heed to the damage our very existence causes to the planet. But with our oceans drowning in a sea of plastic and many species on the brink of extinction, it is about time we started taking steps to live a greener life.
In this article, we are going to look at some of the ways you can do this, with help from a prominent naturalist, June Zwan.
Who is June Zwan?
June Zwan is a natural born environmental activist from Yuma in Arizona, close to the mighty Colorado River. June graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Environmental Science and has since devoted her life to promoting the benefits of nature and science in further education.
June began her career with outreach programs aimed at educating children about nature. She wants to share her passion for the Great Outdoors, so she decided to focus on educating kids. It is our children who will carry on existing conservation efforts and it is her aim to show kids how they could make a real difference.
“Nature is beautiful,” she says, “it should be shared, explored, preserved and lived in.” She truly loves to show people some of the amazing wonders nature has to offer. She sees how inspired they get and witnesses an amazing chain reaction whereby they fall in love with nature and want to share their passion with others.
Amongst other passions, June loves traveling all over the USA to different hiking trails and showing others the beauties of Nature. Some of her favourite spots include the two trails in Boulder, Colorado and The Highlands Trail in New Jersey as well as her local favourites near Yuma.
Become a Passionate Advocate of Nature
You can learn from June’s enthusiasm and passion for all things natural. Begin your ethical journey by learning more about this amazing planet we live on. Open your eyes. Look around at the everyday wonders you see. The birds singing in the trees. The sun shining on delicate flowers in the meadows. Once you truly understand that nature is a living, breathing entity, it is a lot easier to get on board with a greener, more ethical lifestyle.
Switch to Greener Products
Many of the chemicals we use in our daily lives cause irreparable damage to the environment. Instead of using a toxic cocktail of cleaning products in your home, switch to green products. Everyday items such as bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar do a great job of cleaning most surfaces yet cause no damage to the environment. You can easily make your own cleaning products, so start today.
Much of today’s fashion is low quality and ends up being discarded after a few months. Try to gain a new perspective. Recycle clothing. Mend items and repurpose them for new looks. Instead of buying cheap, disposable fashion, shop with ethical brands that sell clothing made from ethical materials such as organic hemp and linen.
Try and reduce your waste by recycling and reusing as much as possible. Compost food waste and recycle plastic, glass, and paper. Don’t buy things you don’t need.
Lastly, think about what you eat. Intensive farming is far from ethical, so try to eat less meat and dairy; it’s better for your health and the planet.