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Nikki Reed 

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Hey guys happy Sunday! By now you probably know that every Sunday I donate my social media to my @YearsofLiving team to talk about carbon pricing! This week's post comes from Olivia Kuykendall, @putapriceonit Fellow and student @ManhattanEdu "I was recently introduced to carbon pricing and quickly realized how much it effects people personally. Not only does carbon pollution reduce air quality, but it is also associated with high rates of asthma. I am currently working in Washington, DC, which has one of the highest rates of asthma in the country. I spend my week canvasing for Put A Price On It, DC, the local carbon pricing campaign. When talking to citizens about the effects of carbon, I have often heard them mention how them or some of their family members have asthma. Them taking the action of stopping and talking to me about our efforts put them, their family, their friends and their neighbors one step closer to having a healthier environment and life. Once I started doing this, I realized how important it is to talk to people petitioning on the street. Not only have I learned about local policy, but about several movements that could effect my everyday. Local politics is important now more than ever. Take action and talk to those who work to create and push local policy."

My Grandmother's house. 29 years of visiting this home. Hundreds of days and evenings spent staring at this wall when you add them all up.
And now, in this exact moment, a tidal wave of realizations. What inspired me to be who I am, to love what I love? How long it lived buried in my subconscious! Why I'm drawn to this aesthetic. Horses dancing in my dreams. This palette. Her palette. This style. Her style. All the pottery, the faded pinks and browns. Woven textiles over wooden floors. It wasn't Georgia O'Keeffe, it wasn't the hills of New Mexico or the photographs I took as I traveled. It was her. It was my Grandmother living in me.

Summertime in Georgia. One year ago today. Lake Lanier, we're missing you. Thank you for the sweet memories...

Hey guys happy Sunday! By now you probably know that every Sunday I donate my social media to my @YearsofLiving team to talk about carbon pricing! This week's post comes from Carrie Cullen, a @PutAPriceOnIt Fellow and student at @EmersonCollege. The last three sentences are my favorite! "The first step in protecting our planet is to realize the balance we exist in. We cannot further justify valuing corporate interest over humanity and human convenience over global health. I support putting a price on carbon because the creatures of Earth should no longer be condemned to internalize the effects of climate change. It is ethically irresponsible to further deny the impact human ignorance has on our planet and ultimately on ourselves. It’s time to hold polluters accountable and force them to pay for carbon emissions: a material fraction of the price our planet has been paying for centuries. With the growing culture of consumerism it is easy to lose touch with the small role we play in the greater ecological balance. It’s also easy to forget the fragility of this balance, and forget that by disrespecting our surroundings we ultimately destroy ourselves. I encourage every person reading this to take action today by reaching out to a government official, reminding him or her of the whole voiceless world out there relying on us for protection. Write to legislative officials in the form of a tweet, tag, email, or letter and show those in power that we the people demand a clean Earth that works for everyone. Today I’m writing a letter to (and tagging!) my local senator @CoryBooker to discuss how carbon pricing can protect the people and environment alike in my beautiful state, and encourage every viewer to do the same persistently. It’s crucial to be persistent in this fight: if no reply is received, try and try again. It’s on the shoulders of humans to protect the world we are struggling to balance in, and the movement to mitigate climate change starts with the individual. Now is the time for us to realize our situation and speak up, starting with fighting for a price on carbon."

Back in the studio today. Here we left everything stripped down and raw, but today the evolution continues. It's almost done, but I'm thinking I may want to release some of them just like this...

The cupro hand-dyed scarf. Made with love in Los Angeles, from the discarded part of the cotton plant (cupro). Sustainable, ethical, low chemical and quite cozy 🌱🌱 now available at BayouWithLove.com @bayouwithlove #sustainablefashion

Hey guys happy Sunday! By now you probably know that every Sunday I donate my social media to my @YearsofLiving team to talk about carbon pricing! I LOVE this week's post! My favorite part of what she wrote: Rather than thinking about how climate change must be stopped, write about it: email a congressperson and/or submit an op-ed to a local newspaper.
This week’s post is by Allie Gleich, @PutAPriceOnIt summer fellow. “I used to care about the environment because I knew it was the right thing to do. It wasn’t until I took a school field trip to Sedge Island, a tiny wetland off the coast of New Jersey, that I truly understood the damage that has been done to our beautiful planet. Sedge was my first experience visiting an uninhabited area. The island had no electricity, no phone service, and most importantly, no human inhabitants to disrupt the ecosystem. The craziest part was that we weren’t even allowed to shower because our soaps were damaging to the surroundings. Instead of poisoning local fish and killing indigenous plants on the island, soaps have been banned before an issue even arose. In our country, we are so caught up in our regimented lives, that we only respond to issues when they are urgent and unavoidable. With climate change, our mindsets must switch from reactionary to precautionary like those at Sedge Island. Climate change is not an issue we can “wait out,” because very, very soon, it will be too late. Instead of getting angry at the nighttime news, as it recaps decisions key politicians made the day before, be the one to persuade those in power. Over the years, I have found it very effective to reach out to my local representatives and assemblymen and vocalize issues that are important to me. It is important to keep in mind that we are the people they are working to help. Rather than thinking about how climate change must be stopped, write about it: email a congressperson and/or submit an op-ed to a local newspaper. It’s about time we stop reacting to tragedy and responding to tyranny. It’s about time we begin reducing, regulating, and repairing.”

Red raspberry leaf tea, palo santo and sweet conversations. How I like to party on the 4th of July. :)

Hey guys happy Sunday! PLEASE take a second to read this post! By now you probably know that every Sunday I donate my social media to my @YearsofLiving team to talk about carbon pricing! This week's post is a great example of how everyone can do something. Every single effort made counts. It doesn't go unnoticed. It's not about doing everything "right", it's about doing what you can when/where you can. This week's post is from Sophia Leboqitz, @NYU student and @PutAPriceOnIt Action Team Member. "The most straightforward and easy way to take action against climate change is to change the way you consume and reduce your general consumption. Recently I started a mini garden in my apartment in New York City. Although it may seem difficult to grow your own food, especially in a city where space is a luxury not many can afford, there are some veggies and herbs that can be grown with ease and all you need is a window or a small outdoor space. In order to feel like I am using my choices as a food consumer wisely, I felt I had to first think of what I could produce myself before I thought of where I should be spending my money. Much of the food at supermarkets is from far away places and is transported with fossil fuel energy. That's why I'm also working with #PutAPriceOnIt to put a price on carbon, which will hopefully push the food industry to decarbonize because using oil/gas would become more expensive. Either way, growing your own food is an amazing way to reduce spending and utilize your power as an individual to be resilient to climate change.
Living in a capitalist country, one of greatest powers that citizens of the United States have is simply being a consumer. As consumers, WE have the power to shape the market to comply with our values by simply putting thought into what we buy and where it comes from. Food is something that everyone buys, but not even close to everyone knows where their food comes from and how the production of their food impacts our environment."

Tempted to go with a mustache caption...

Holy dust made by @earthandelement and our grey knit dress from @bayouwithlove ... all made with love in Los Angeles. 🌻

Natural, plant derived, cruelty-free products in a sustainable clutch made with vegetable dyes🌱...check out our @bayouwithlove collab with @anthropologie and our website bayouwithlove.com for more🌎

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