Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
Reducing, Reusing and Recycling aren’t just about reducing waste and the amount of garbage that is sent to landfills each year. Practicing the three Rs has many other benefits. Being aware of what we use and how we use it conserves natural resources, lengthens the useful life of the items we purchase and saves money. It’s a journey that helps the environment and our personal finances.
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
My parents grew up during the Great Depression era of the 1930s and they ran a frugal household. They didn’t believe in waste and they spent their money wisely. I grew up in Seattle, a city at the forefront of the Recycling Movement of the 1970s. In my teen years, companies all over town placed “tree boxes” in office areas to collect waste paper and neighborhoods began curbside recycling.
Who had the most influence in your life?
I’ve always been the independent type and I look to a variety of sources for inspiration and motivation. In my writing life, it has been the editors I’ve worked with at book publishers and newspapers that have had the most impact. They taught me the importance and the craft of responsible journalism and ethical storytelling.
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