With Earth Day arriving soon and Pantone’s color of the year Greenery making a splash, it's no wonder you’ve decided to step up your environmental game! You’ve got the basics down too: reduce, recycle, reuse. You even snagged a limited edition Nasty Woman Earth Day tote. However, you still want to up the ante, so we’ve collected a few eco-tech apps to help you do just that. These innovative apps enable users to have fun while learning the necessary steps to start and maintain a sustainable lifestyle. Check them out below and pass your new knowledge on to friends!
This April, our Nasty Woman of the month is Winona LaDuke, a tireless indigenous peoples and environmental activist and writer, who is serious about saving the planet. Like all the women featured in our Year of the Nasty Woman planner, LaDuke inspires us daily to be more mindful and active. We’re happy to share a few of the ways we’re doing our part here at Google Ghost to reduce, reuse, and recycle. As LaDuke says, “There is no social-change fairy. There is only change made by the hands of individuals.”
Racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism. What do they all have in common? They rely on a false narrative that there is only one way to be valuable. We say fuck that. We say celebrate yourself and tell your stories in all their glorious diversity, and, if you’ve got a platform, use it to amplify more voices that go unheard. For March, we’re taking our inspiration from Janet Mock, who we highlighted in our Year of the Nasty Woman planner. As a journalist, memoirist, television personality, and advocate, Mock has repeatedly affirmed the importance of simply making space for people to share their unique stories, and she has been courageous in telling her own, even its most painful moments.
It seems that every day under this new administration we face new oppressive policies, hateful declarations, and outright lies. It can make us feel defeated and worn down. Which is one of the many reasons why self-care is such an important part of the resistance agenda. This February, in the face of hate, we’re “All About Love”—making time to show ourselves love, learning to give and receive love, and gaining the strength to fight those who don’t seem to even know the word.