Episode 42: Love, Understanding, & Eco Travels
Featuring Noami Grevemberg
Noami is originally from Trinidad, lived in New Orleans for a time with her husband, Dustin, and now the two travel in a VW van as well as abroad, focusing on experimenting with different eco travel practices along the way. As you’ll hear on this episode, Noami is passionate about sustainable living and has been dedicating her life to helping to make eco-friendly habits and choices more accessible to everyone, whether you’re on the road or living a more stationary lifestyle.
While it would be easy to focus solely on the environmentally-conscious aspect of Noami does, there’s a lot more to her work than that. And she might not say it this way herself, but in interviewing her for this episode, it’s clear that starting conversations that aren’t being had, and truly listening to everyone involved is a large part of what Noami does to better this earth. Sometimes it’s related to sustainability practices-- and you’ll hear in this episode that sometimes it’s not. There are so many ways to model positive change in this world, and while cutting down on single use plastic or turning off the faucet to brush your teeth are certainly important, the way we relate to one another is something else Noami sees room for positive change in.
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In this episode, you’ll hear:
The benefits of slow travel
How Noami stays warm in the van when the weather turns cold
Her favorite rainy day activities when she’s staying somewhere for a while
What inspired Noami to pursue environmentalism as her life’s work
How Noami and her husband Dustin have dramatically reduced their waste
Noami’s favorite waste-reducing items and behaviors
How to reduce your waste using the items you have on hand now
Noami’s biggest challenges to working remotely
Tips for cultivating a healthy relationship while working and traveling together
Noami’s thoughts on women of color on the road and in the outdoors
A compelling anecdote from Noami’s moto trip through Southeast Asia
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Noami Grevemberg - @irietoaurora on Instagram
Download The Ultimate Guide to Sustainability in Everyday Life for free
Want to learn more about some incredible women of color traveling on the road? We cultivated this list earlier this year and encourage you to check it out: 13 Women of Color on the Road to Follow on Instagram
She Explores, a book by Gale Straub- available for pre-order now!
Women On The Road on Instagram - @womenontheroad
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Photos courtesy of Dusin Grevemberg
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