My biggest passion in life has always been travelling. Travelling was what led me to choose a career in children’s nursing. After doing several voluntary trips abroad in countries including Ghana, Tanzania and Peru, and seeing first-hand the devastating situations in these countries, where children were suffering unimaginably, I knew I had to do something. My first thought was teaching, but after completing a degree in Education and Disability Studies, and travelling again for a year in South America, I discovered I was more drawn to the care aspect when volunteering. And in nursing, there is the opportunity to care, love and educate too- all at once.
Travelling was also what drove me to finally start a business like Greener Habits Co. I saw first-hand the plastic plague and its impact on some of the most beautiful places in the world, but also here back home on my own doorstep. We are literally destroying the planet. And I knew after years of trying to live a low impact lifestyle (which was quite difficult, especially in more urban areas), and being a vegan myself now, that I wanted to help make it easier for others make simple greener changes too.
Why Greener Habits Co?
I had this realisation that all I was doing was simply changing habits. For example, we buy plastic toothbrushes, because it’s easily available and we always have. It’s a habit. The same goes for the use of plastic bags, plastic bottled shower gels, bottled water and even eating animal products- they are all habits. However, it isn't always easy to find any alternatives to these plastic filled items, and so I decided I wanted to do something about that. It isn't always easy to find vegan friendly products either. That's when the idea of Greener Habits Co. was born early this year, from my tiny little windowless room in London with my equally tiny little doglit Khaleesi.
At Greener Habits Co. we truly believe that all lives matter equally, and no product that we use should cause harm to the environment, or any living being, including humans too. I hope, through Greener Habits Co., to help others access planet friendly, cruelty and plastic free alternatives to everyday items. Switching old habits, to new Greener Habits.
I am especially excited to be able to use this opportunity to support the incredible Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary
Every item purchased helps support the animals in this wonderful sanctuary based in Kent, Uk.
This is a self funded start up, which only works with ethical companies that share my values, putting the planet, animals and people first.
I'm so excited to share this with you all, and hopefully you'll love all the products as much as I do. Lets save the planet one habit at a time.
Hannah & Khaleesi