I love traveling. I've flown around the world multiple times and rarely thought about the environmental impact I was having. The flying, eating out, and driving around all have an impact on our green planet- a bad one. Tourism is by no means the world’s biggest contributor to greenhouse gases (the agri-food industry tops that list), and accounts for about 10 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent study from the University of Sydney. Many people agree agree that unless we start traveling more eco-friendly, we will have irreversible destruction of our precious home. So can you travel and be sustainable? Yes!
I have been running since I could remember. Lacing up trainers, wearing short shorts and getting overheated so I can only run around in a sports bra is part of my life. It hasn't been a "lovey-dovey" relationship; like any other relationship we have had our ups and downs, break ups and make ups.
But with my recent injury, I have been unable to run. And it makes me realize how lucky I am to have the ability to run (and can't wait to get back into it). It also made me realize that the sport taught me a lot more than I give it credit for. Here's what cross country and track & field has taught me...
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Hi! I'm Melissa, an Australian-based Latina science educator, podcaster, and freelance writer. I spend a lot more time on Instagram and Twitter, but blogging is my first love. Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while.
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