15| Zero Waste Trailblazer - Anamarie Shreeves | Founder of Fort Negrita, an online cooperative
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If you've been in the sustainability movement for a while, you may have heard about people being able to fit months or years worth of trash into a mason jar. For many of us, this may seem like an unrealistic aspiration, or one only achievable by upper middle class white women who are usually seen heading the zero waste movement. However, historically people of color have been living zero waste or low waste lifestyles out of economic necessity for ages.  

Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Anamarie Shreeves, one of the leading people of color in the zero waste movement. Since she began her zero waste journey in 2014 and fit 8 months of trash in a single mason jar, Ree has been featured on CNN, Essence magazine, PBS, and the Atlanta Tribune, just to name a few. Ree also the founder of @fortnegrita, a former blog turned cooperative, an online zero waste store and organizer of trash free projects in Atlanta.


Visit the Fort Negrita Blog & Online Store: https://www.fortnegrita.com/ 

Follow Ree & Fort Negrita on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortnegrita/  

Zero Waste Habesha: https://www.instagram.com/zerowastehabesha/ 

Zero Waste Misconceptions: https://www.fortnegrita.com/blogs/fort-negrita-blog/i-am-not-a-zero-waster-and-other-misconceptions-about-zero-waste?_pos=1&_sid=844390b87&_ss=r  

Womanism is Environmentalism: https://www.fortnegrita.com/blogs/fort-negrita-blog/womanism-is-environmentalism?_pos=1&_sid=5fcff4a62&_ss=r  

CNN feature: https://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2015/03/16/orig-living-zero-waste.cnn


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