Hi, I'm Katy. I live in beautiful Pensacola, Florida with my husband, cat, dog, 6 chickens and our garden. Despite living in Florida for most of my adult life I'm an Oregon girl at heart as I was born and raised in the Portland Metro area.
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 2 years in Hawaii on the beautiful windward side of Oahu. We were there during July 2015 when Oahu passed their single use plastic bag ban. When I moved back to Pensacola, Florida in early 2016 I experienced a culture shock about how many plastic bags were being used everywhere.
I learned that plastic bag bans and taxes are actually illegal in Florida. So I decided to start #SkipTheBag to help encourage people to refuse plastic bags. You can take the challenge here. Do you already use reusable grocery bags? There are levels two and three of the challenge that are made for you!
After reading about the dangers and statistics of plastic bags my focus broadened to evaluating the use of all plastics and minimizing waste of all kinds. So join the #skipthebag movement or simply just watch my journey towards plastic free, zero waste and minimalism!
Have a question? Want to get in touch with me? Looking to collaborate?
Email me! skipthebag @ gmail.com
I'd love to talk to you!