I'm Marie Wilson and I am the climate activist, freelance writer, and sustainability blogger. My work and writing focus on the intersectionality of the climate crisis and the outdoor industry. My writing works to not just educate others, but also inspire them to take action.
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Washington and currently reside in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in an active household that taught me the importance of spending time outdoors. I spent the summers hiking and trail running in the Cascade Mountains and the winters skiing in them. For as much time as I spent in the outdoors, I never gave much thought to how my individual actions affected the well being of the planet.
When I graduated high school I decided to attend the University of Portland, and was immediately immersed in a sustainably focused community. During my first week of school I was diagnosed with a rare spinal bone infection that left me unable to workout for almost an entire year. While I began recovering I found myself drawn towards eating a plant-based vegan diet. Not only did this way of life help heal my relationship with food, increase my athletic performance, and eliminate my contribution to animal cruelty, I learned that it was one of the simplest ways to help lower my personal carbon footprint.
Soon I began noticing the effect that all of our personal choices had on the planet. I'll admit that at first it seemed like quite a daunting task. I began educating myself on everything to do with sustainability; low-waste living, plastic pollution, diet choices, transportation, fashion industry, you name it!
In 2017 I decided to start this blog so that I could share all that I had been learning, continue to grow, and inspire others to live a more sustainable life. My goal is to provide realistic advice and knowledge so that we can all do our part to help protect Mother Nature. I'm here to offer you practical advice and help educate you on how you can start taking action against the climate crisis. I'm here to meet you where you're at and show you that sustainability isn't about being perfect; it's about making conscious decisions and doing your best. I am far from perfect but I know that when we unite together, we can (and we will) make a positive impact.
When I'm not blogging I love to trail run, hike, bike, ski, and partake in activities that let me spend time in nature. I enjoy (yes actually enjoy) running ultra marathons and showing others that you can indeed run for hours powered by plants. When I'm not spending time outside, I enjoy baking plant based treats or rereading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time.
I truly enjoy hearing from all of you so if you have a question, comment, suggestion, or just want to say hello, don't hesitate to reach out.