My name is Tara Schinasi from the blog the Zero Waste Scientist. I am your average previously over-involved college student-who also lives a zero waste lifestyle. I currently study Environmental Chemistry and soon to follow, I will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. When I’m not in class or the lab, you can probably find me with a Starbucks Caramel Coconut Milk Macchiato writing my next blog post.
I actually only learned about zero waste after my best friend Maria, who learned about it through Project Green Challenge. Originally, I was extremely skeptical and had kind of rid it off as impossible. I very much accepted the way things were, and wanted to find out a way to navigate being a more environmentally conscious person that was “realistic.” Over time, I realized how many small changes really added up, and started my own journey shortly after.
Although I am limited by not living on my own yet, I am absolutely blessed to have my best friend Maria and my boyfriend on my journey with me, as well as be my ultimate support system. With them by my side, I have been able to really learn about zero waste and minimalism as a driving force for my every-day actions. Living a zero waste lifestyle has given me the opportunity to reconnect with those around me, and I’ve never felt healthier. To me, the biggest benefit so far of living zero waste is having a lifestyle that directly aligns with my morals.
I enjoy using my blog as my personal voice, so my personality is a really large driving force for the things I write, and how I write them. The topics on my blog range from hot environmental-science topics to my own zero waste and minimalism journeys, and everything in between. Now, I also use my previous student leader experiences on campus in order to write about zero waste college tips and living.
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