Introducing Poppy Stowell

Kia Ora!

My name is Poppy and I am working towards living a zero waste life here in Christchurch, NZ.

I have always been interested in and passionate about protecting and coexisting with the environment. I think this passion was inspired by my childhood growing up on Banks Peninsula. I always had the countryside at my feet, and my family lived in an ‘off the grid’ home relying primarily on roof-caught rainwater and solar power.

While I was always conscious and passionate about sustainability, my personal journey really began when I left home and took full control of my lifestyle. It was over this time that I realised the way I lived did not match up with my ideologies. It wasn’t until mid 2014 that I discovered Lauren Singer who is a New York zero waste blogger, and I started to learn more about the movement. This was when I made the conscious decision to work towards producing no rubbish.

I want to point out that this is an on-going process – it isn’t easy to be 100% sustainable! However I am continually trying to improve myself, and for me the process isn’t about being perfect. I hope that by reading about my attempts you will be able to make some commitment to producing less waste, whether it be a small change or a large one. If I can do it, so can you ☺

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