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, and 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 found.
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.