These are troubling times we live in politically and sometimes it feels like there is no hope when it come to climate change. What do you think are some of the best things that we as individuals can do to have a lower impact on the environment in our day to day lives?
Yes, the news is gnarly and yes, things are pretty dire for our planet. But we must not lose hope. Individuals have plenty of power to help turn the tide.
#1. Vote and get politically active
#2. Get involved with your local community with protests, beach cleanups, etc.
#3. Join and follow organizations like Surfrider, Protect Our Winters, and Conservation International
#4. Change your consumption habits: eat more plants, avoid red meat, refuse single use plastic, don’t waste food, buy vintage + organic clothing, invest in solar, electric or hybrid vehicle
#5. Divest fossil fuel industries in your portfolio
What are your favorite parts about Los Angeles and the area in which you live?
It’s a pain in the butt to park your car in Venice, and as a result, everyone walks. We walk to surf, we walk to the grocery store, walk to coffee, and walk for the hell of it. You see your neighbors in the lineup, in the line at Belissimo for brekkie burritos, and at the post office… I adore it. It’s so rare to find such a tight-knit community within a major city, but Venice is a very special exception.
What is a typical day in the life when you are at home?
Wake up with the sun, cold brew, NYT podcast & mini beach cleanup while checking the surf.
Office work/board meetings/photoshoots.
Dinner with friends.
A good book, early to bed.