About Me

Hello, dear readers!

As this is the “about me” page, I suppose I need to write about me! Well, my name is Stephanie and I’m a 30-year-old teacher living in Vancouver. I love the ocean, mountains, rock climbing, architecture, reading, cycling, making stuff, art, volunteering, yoga, travelling, stuff made out of wood and the colour red.

I’ve been called a little bit granola by more than one person; I might agree and say I’m a hippie at heart. I have two tattoos and too many piercings. I’m a long-time environmentalist and vegetarian and I prefer to live from the land if I can (despite living in the city). I believe strongly in volunteerism and grass-roots / guerrilla activism.

A few things about me:

-My favourite colour is red.

-My favourite foods are strawberries, sushi and iced tea.

-My favourite movies are Back to the Future and Sophie Scholl.

-My favourite books are Needful Things and Lovely Bones.

-My favourite city is Lagos, Portugal.

-While I do have a car, I keep it uninsured and rely on my feet, public transit and my trusty bike to get around.

-I don’t smoke and I rarely drink, but I do have a vice in the form of bad teen movies. It’s true.

-On top of not eating meat, I have wheat and dairy sensitivities, making my food choices fairly limited. That said, I *love* food and am certainly not a picky eater.

-I have a secret phobia that will not be shared here!

As Stephanie, I work as a Montessori primary teacher at a private school directly across the street from a popular beach. I prefer not to buy anything plastic for my classroom and am slowly trying to replace anything plastic that was there when I started. I enjoy talking to the kids about environmental issues and in general try to foster a deep connection with the environment. I tend to stay below the radar and am otherwise not too outspoken about my beliefs on plastics.

But as my alter-ego Plastic-Free Girl, I definitely become more outraged and defiant! My goal is to stick it to the big guys: the government and the manufacturers. Most of all, I aim to bring about change in the most important people of all: you! If one thing I say causes you to pause and refuse the next straw/lid/bag/etc that you’re given, then one can safely say that Plastic-Free Girl has done her job!

So, stay tuned to the Amazing Adventures of Plastic-Free Girl! Same plastic time, same plastic channel.

2 Responses to About Me

  1. George Elvin says:

    Stephanie,

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in being interviewed for Green Technology Forum. I’d like to share your plastic-free story with our readers by just sending you a few email questions to answer. You can check it out at http://www.greentechforum.net. Let me know what you think, and Happy Holidays!

    George

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