Updated: May 24, 2020
I've always been on the fence about the term "eco-warrior". I've never awarded myself the title. I completely understand the notion of wanting to be recognised or self-recognised as a warrior for the environment, but it never sat right with me.... for some reason whenever I hear this term, I imagine hard out hippies with their long hair, and drop crotch Balinese pants spreading their vibes and being a well known activist in the eco future....I know, I know, talk about stereotypical. I know there are millions of eco-warriors out there that don't fit into that stereotype, but still, I couldn't label myself a "warrior". I was more like a bumble bee, minding my business, spreading the love one environment I visited to the next. plodding along with my eco-journey day to day, trying to inspire others to do the same.
there's absolutely nothing wrong with whatever term you or your friends name you in this journey, whether you're a tree loving hippy, an eco-warrior, or just a humble eco-B like me. you don't even need a label. you just need to enjoy your journey and recognise your own efforts to help build a sustainable planet for you and future generations. Collage