We Are The Future

We Are The Future

When was the last time you felt really inspired? The last time that you learned about something, and knew that you had to share it? The last time you wanted to change the world? The last time that you felt that you could really make a difference? It’s just too easy to use age as an excuse. Sure, we can imagine ourselves doing notable things as adults, but as teenagers, what do we see ourselves doing? Texting? Watching Netflix? We limit…

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AFTW Holiday Challenge #2: Regifting

AFTW Holiday Challenge #2: Regifting

This is the second post in my AFTW Holiday Challenge Series.  Read my first post here. Chances are, you saw that title and cringed. Regifting!  As a gift giver, that’s only the most shameful act that one could commit!  It’s tacky, cheap, and thoughtless to the recipient!  How could anyone commit such a heinous crime? Just listen for a minute!  Ask yourself, how many gifts do you receive every year that you never end up using?  Kids, this is particularly…

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AFTW Holiday Challenge #1: Ditch The Wrapping Paper!

AFTW Holiday Challenge #1: Ditch The Wrapping Paper!

Christmas break begins today, and the countdown is on!  Just 8 days left until Christmas!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I am thrilled! Yes, I am a little bit obsessed with Christmas.  Ok, very obsessed.  But of course, I haven’t forgotten about AFTW! So for the next week, (if I’m not rockin’ around the Christmas tree), I’ll be posting some tips for making your Christmas a little more green.  Stay tuned! 🎄 Now, let’s talk about wrapping paper….

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My Experience Meeting David Suzuki!

My Experience Meeting David Suzuki!

“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.” – David Suzuki Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in a roundtable discussion with David Suzuki, along with 9 other youth from across Canada! How often does a girl get to meet her hero! The conference was part of the Planet In Focus film festival in Toronto, Ontario.  Adria Vasil, an environmental journalist and bestselling author, was our…

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Here’s Why I’m Having A Cow Over Beef

Here’s Why I’m Having A Cow Over Beef

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, this post may look familiar to you.  That’s because it’s based off of a post that I wrote two summers ago entitled “Moo-ve Over, Beef!”.  The original post was lost when I started AFTW 2.0, so I decided to update it and repost it. This post pains me to write.  Here’s the thing…I love hamburgers.  Love them, love them, love them! But this must be said.  Dramatic?  Maybe.  But bear with me…

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I’m officially a HuffPost blogger!!

I’m officially a HuffPost blogger!!

I am excited to announce that as of today, I am officially a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post! Talk about a HUGE item off my bucket list!  Long have I hoped to be published on such a prestigious and famous publication, and that dream has come true! You can find my HuffPost author page here.  My first article is called “Today’s Youth Need To Learn About Climate Change, For The Sake Of Future Generations“.  Please check it out, and leave…

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Natural and Eco Products – Guest Post by Quirky Girl Studio

Natural and Eco Products – Guest Post by Quirky Girl Studio

Check out this guest post written by Fizzy from Quirky Girl Studio!  On her blog, Fizzy writes lots of interesting posts on topics close to her heart, including animals, sports, Emma Watson quotes, and being eco-friendly.  But most of all, Fizzy believes in the importance of being yourself, rather than trying to be “cool”.   And in my opinion, that’s pretty awesome. So with no further ado, here is Fizzy’s post! Hi everyone. Today I am writing about more eco…

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We Cannot Eat Money

We Cannot Eat Money

I love this saying. Think about it for a minute.  A dollar bill is nothing more than a piece of paper with someone’s face on it.  A coin is just a piece of metal with designs on it.  And yet, the two create this great, intangible thing that leads people to abandon those closest to them in the hope of making more and MORE and MORE.   Why do we spend our entire lives in pursuit of…nothing? It’s pretty stupid when…

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