Featured ‘day in the life of’: Emily, Art History and Journalism Student & founder of Small Steps for Earth

A day in the life of Emily (Student & Founder of Small Steps for Earth:

Emily Vidovich is a junior at George Washington University studying Art History and Journalism. She is currently doing a year long exchange at the University of Melbourne. She is the founder of Small Steps for Earth, an organization that uses social media outreach to promote an earth friendly lifestyle. Emily has a passion for music, vegetarianism, and travel. These photos are from the first day of her semester in Melbourne on July 24, 2017.


8:05 am – Starting the morning off with a home brewed soy latte paired with a bowl of banana cinnamon oats. Taking the time to steep coffee instead of using an instant pod means a waste free beverage!


10:30 am – About halfway through my hour long train ride into the city for class. Public transportation saves fuel and keeps me out of morning traffic.


12:10 pm – Walking through the University of Melbourne campus after lecture, snacking on blueberries and dried mangos I brought in a glass container from home.


1:20 pm- Stopped into a local bookstore to pick up a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s works that was on sale. I also picked up a card to give to my boyfriend for our anniversary next week, made by a company that uses 100% recycled paper and dyes their cards with vegetable ink!


2:30 pm – Stopping by The Source Bulk Foods to pick up some seeds and dried fruits I need to make homemade granola bars.


3:30 pm – Waiting to catch the train home with my reusable bag full of goodies.


4:50 pm – Home and packing away my bulk purchases: dates, pasta, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate. I bring reusable cloth bags to the bulk store and then transfer the food into glass jars for storage.


6:00 pm – My boyfriend and I relax after a long day by listening to records. Tonight, it’s the album Hotel California by the Eagles.


7:00 pm – Doing some meal planning for the week based on the fruits and veggies I bought yesterday. I make it my goal to eat as few processed foods as possible, preferring to stick to natural goodies.


8:00 pm – Dinner time! Tonight it’s leftover pumpkin black bean burgers, which I prepared yesterday from scratch, topped with lettuce, tomato, and smashed avocado all on top of a “bun” of grilled pineapple. Cooking your own food is one of the easiest ways to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

I hope you enjoyed a peak into Emily’s day! Don’t forget to check out her Instagram!

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