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Zero Waste Crush Wednesday: Sofia Sanchez-Pillot Saavedra

Zero Waste Crush Wednesday: Sofia Sanchez-Pillot Saavedra

This week we spoke to Sofia Sanchez-Pillot Saavedra, current UC Berkeley student and co-founder of the sustainability student organization Rage at Chabot college. Sofia has spent much of her college career advocating for several sustainability initiatives. Join us in getting to know her unique start in sustainability!

How to cook butternut squash

How to cook butternut squash

Welcome to the first post of our zero waste holidays series, where we'll be sharing tips to cut waste around the holiday season! Whether that's exploring vegan recipes to avoid resource-intensive ingredients or looking at tricks to use less around this time of the year, we'll be exploring it all.

Learn more about our design process on Behance

Learn more about our design process on Behance

If you've ever wondered what our creative process looks like from start to finish, you can now find it on our Behance profile! We've included a few highlighted works, from ideation to final product. Below, we have a few screenshots of what you can find on our profile.

We're on Patreon!!

We're on Patreon!!

We decided to join so that we can focus on doing what we love - creating amazing and accessible content that's open to everyone, while still being able to fund our endeavors (transportation, equipment, etc.) We want to be able to pursue creative ideas that you enjoy and benefit from, and nurture our relationships with you all as our community.

November 2018 Midterms: California ballot props!

November 2018 Midterms: California ballot props!

The 2018 midterm elections are about three weeks away and here at Femikit, we want to make sure that we're fully informed when we participate! This is the second installment of our midterm voting series, covering the California ballot propositions. All info is taken from Ballotpedia, where you can find your own respective state ballot props.

November 2018 Midterms: Voting Basics

November 2018 Midterms: Voting Basics

The 2018 midterm elections are about three weeks away and here at Femikit we want to make sure that we are fully informed when we participate. Here’s a short walkthrough of how to prepare for the upcoming November, 6th election day.

NEW VIDEO: Self-care without the consumerism ft. Adulting with Vicky

NEW VIDEO: Self-care without the consumerism ft. Adulting with Vicky

Self-care is essential to keeping a healthy mindset - but in recent years, we’ve seen it commodified. In reality, self-care should mean returning to the things that rejuvenate you from the inside: small actions, behaviors, or thought processes that restore your inner sense of peace in a chaotic time. For this video, we partnered with Vicky Nguyen of Adulting with Vicky to learn how she practices self-care, without the consumerism.

Our experience at the Obama Foundation Training Days - an illustrated diary

Our experience at the Obama Foundation Training Days - an illustrated diary

My dear friend Annie shared the opportunity for an event hosted by the Obama Foundation: the Community Leadership Training Days held in Oakland, California. It seemed exactly the type of event I was looking to participate in, to connect with other folks around the Bay Area who are passionate about social justice and community improvement.

Announcing our Fall 2018 Road Trip!

Announcing our Fall 2018 Road Trip!

We've partnered with folks from different universities and we're excited to be hitting the road for Fall 2018! Each event will be a different talk, workshop, or activity, where we'll be sharing our experiences and discussing zero waste and environmental justice (and raffling off some great freebies). Check out the details below!

Zero Waste Crush Wednesday: Megan Kalsman

Zero Waste Crush Wednesday: Megan Kalsman

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to another zero waste crush! For this week, we spoke with Megan Kalsman, who works at SF Environment. We were super excited to connect with her and learn more about her work in a city so renowned for its zero waste initiatives. Read more of our conversation below!
Fabiana's visual diary

Fabiana's visual diary

Hey there! My name is Fabiana Solano. I'm currently a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Communications and minoring in Marketing. FGCU is all about sustainability, so they offer an amazing mandatory course called Colloquium where we learn about it. After taking that class, I've worked constantly to lead a more sustainable, zero-waste and healthy lifestyle!

How to be a better consumer, part one

How to be a better consumer, part one

Not so long ago, I used to be an avid shopper. Even though I always looked mainly in clearance sections, thrift shops, garage sales, etc., the quantity of things I bought just because it was cheap and on sale was way too much. I still shop to this day, but it’s not remotely as close to how often I shopped before. Nowadays, before I purchase anything, I ask myself these questions.