First up we have Nature Unite’s inspirational Founder, Caroline de Lézardière. She is on a mission to empower our community to make a change in their behavior towards single-use plastic and find useful solutions to our every day to help prevent the growing plastic crisis
Below you can read the script from her MIAB interview and we have also added a few brilliant bits for you to get to know Caroline a bit better!
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AS ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE AS YOU ARE TODAY?
IN WHAT WAY ARE YOU BRINGING POSITIVE CHANGES TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
NAME ONE SMALL BUT POWERFUL CHANGE PEOPLE CAN MAKE
So I feel a small but powerful change is very personal so I’ve always been of the opinion that you have to start with really small things that do not affect your life negatively. For me, that was that I would never ever buy single-use plastic water bottles again. Of course, through the company, I will always use my Nature Unite bottle but for other people, it might be other things. You could buy bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic for example. Whatever is it, start with the smallest of things. If you start with the big things then you notice straight away that you may not be able to stick with it. If you start small then you feel so excited that you were able to stick to that new routine that you start to change another habit and another. Suddenly you will be a superhero removing lots of plastic from your life! That will be a brilliant achievement.
PLEASE SHARE A KEY RESOURCE THAT YOU LOOK TO FOR GUIDANCE
You might not believe this but when I started out my journey with Nature Unite, I was actually rubbish at social media so when I wanted to get educated on this topic, I went to publications. I read regularly titles such as The Economist, they have so many great sustainability writers. I’ve also always had National Geographic at home. There has been a real clear shift in the last few years in how the media take a heavier stance on environmental issues, in terms of the problem, in statistics; facts and deeper opinions of those who write about environmental topics. That has helped me create my own opinion on how I look at solutions and also why we are supporting solutions here at Nature Unite.
MORE ABOUT CAROLINE
Full name - Caroline de Lézardière
From - Uppsala, Sweden
Main occupation - Trying to make the world a better place all around
Favorite place in the world is - Lofoten, Norway
My favorite book right now is - Anything by Barbara Cartland – I know super cheesy right, but I just love a good 19th-century love story!
I cannot live without - My family and friends
My ocean spirit animal is - Manta Ray, I love how they can be so beautifully calm and within a second they are on the move
Three words that would describe me are - Passionate, Loyal and always up for some fun
My favorite thing about our oceans is - The different sound they make
First activity in the morning is - Pressing the snooze button, then a cold shower
One of my dreams in life is - That we reach CO2 neutrality in the world
My go-to sustainable product is - The Nature Unite bottle, of course!
My bucket list includes - Diving at the Great Coral Reef in Australia, sailing to the Galapagos Islands and being a part of changing the world for the better
This blog post was written by the Nature Unite team