Hello, I’m Fiona, a 20-something, self-confessed eco-warrior and advocate for social change.
I like to think I have always been concerned about our environment and the issues associated with climate change. From a young age I hated the idea of waste, and was even teased at school for my obsession with recycling. I have also always had a keen interest in animals and protecting those that are endangered. I remember organising a car boot sale to raise money for orangutans at the ripe old age of 10.
However, about a year ago I realised I had only scratched the surface of the damage we are causing to the environment and what it means to be “green”. It all started with my eyes being opened about our failing global food industry, then the fashion industry and continued on from there. I watched more and more documentaries, read more and more articles, blogs and books and I was pretty distressed by what I was finding out.
Needless to say, my concern about the impact we, as a global society, are having on the planet has deepened, and I have since made significant changes to the way I live. Despite many moments of despair, I believe it is possible to reduce our negative impact on the planet through our everyday choices as consumers. I believe it all begins with starting conversations, challenging the status quo and living more consciously.
Born and raised in Scotland, Sydney has been where I call home for the past three years. The time has come for me to try living somewhere new, and I am about to embark on the long journey back to Europe, via Nepal and India. I will be documenting my travels and experiences setting up home in a new city, and of course the challenges in doing so as consciously as possible.
Live Conscious is a sustainable lifestyle and travel blog dedicated to providing useful, practical information and tips on how to live a more conscious life (while in no way implying I am perfect!). I will also share insights from my never-ending research, to save you having to! I hope to eventually cover more topics, including ethical business, politics and feminism.
My goal is for Live Conscious to inspire a fresh way of thinking.