Why we need to center green living around accessibility and entertainment
Sharing her wisdom here is eco YouTube content creator Shelbi Orme of Shelbizleee. Hear about how her adventures dumpster diving led her to see how wasteful our consumerist-driven society has become; how to engage those not already mindful of their environmental impact without pushing them away; the importance of making sustainability attainable and accessible; and more.
[2:13] What first inspired Shelbi's love for nature.
[4:00] Kaméa: "What gave you the courage to be a pioneer in this space?"
[5:39] How Shelbi first started dumpster diving.
[9:06] Shelbi discusses the importance of holding stores and companies accountable for their waste.
[15:16] Shelbi explains why she quit dumpster diving.
[18:00] How Shelbi evolved her message to emphasize her focus on sustainability more while not pushing away subscribers initially just intrigued by dumpster diving or by the makeup products she found in dumpsters.
[20:44] Shebi on the importance of making sustainability feel attainable.
[23:20] Shelbi: "You cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that you can do."
[25:03] Shelbi: "Zero waste was never meant to fall completely on the consumer."
[27:08] Shelbi talks about how all content, even ones to do with sustainability, need to have elements of entertainment in them in order to truly engage the audience.
[27:58] Shelbi: "I do think we need to make it more fun!"
About our Guest
Shelbi Orme, also known as Shelbizleee, is an eco vlogger with a community of over 100,000 subscribers. To date, she's published over 200 videos on her explorations in green living, beginning with ones focused more on dumpster diving. She is an eco-realist who provides tips and tools for an attainable and accessible sustainable lifestyle.
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Note to self: "You cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that you can do."
Health practice: "I am working on consistently practicing meditation and not drinking any soda."
Sustainability practice: "I'm learning a lot of sustainability lessons through purchasing a home."
Element of hope: "There are more regular businesses that are doing good things."
Closing words: "Never doubt that you have a real influence in this world."