Sep 16, 2022
A future with a slower and more meaningful sense of fulfillment, both in what I buy and what that item means to me. Consuming less and investing in more durable items can be a hard ask, especially given that cost plays a huge part in an individual's purchasing power. For those who can't really afford to be sustainable by investing in pricier but more durable pieces, starting off with keeping the wardrobe you have and revamping your style with items you already own rather than splurging on a whole new set of clothes is a great way to start. If you do have an urgent need for a new pair of shoes, by all means thrifting is a good alternative (keeping in mind the harmfulness of thrift hauls)! Clothing swaps are another great alternative, and could add a bit more meaning to the items you own. Rather than going out to get a new jacket for the winter, I'd reuse my parent's clothes (clothes they've kept from the 80s and 90s!) because it works towards consuming less and I'd wear the items with the memory of them :) Giving the things I already own a new narrative can slowly start to change the way I buy and the way I keep #UnleashValues
Sep 15, 2022
Hi everyone :) I'm Vy and I'm a fifth-year (and hopefully last) Biology student at UBC! I'm taking ENVR 430 this semester because I really wanted to learn more about the climate crisis we're in and what it truly means to create a sustainable and equitable place to live. I'm excited to be a part of the next generation of incredible youth advocates who have the capacity to make huge strides in climate and environmental justice :)) Follow #UnleashValues to keep up with how our class navigates such a complex but crucial topic and hopefully you'd want to be a part of it too!