Dec 13, 2018
We've been talking so much about plastic pollution, but how exactly is plastic even made to begin with, and what can we learn from that process to better understand its impact on our health? How can we deal with having friends or family members who may not personally support the work we do or believe it can really make a difference?
Sharing her wisdom with us here is Christine Liu, author of the blog and YouTube channel on living more simply and sustainably, Snapshots of Simplicity. She has a degree in industrial and packaging technology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and currently works at Cisco as a sustainable packaging program manager, where she also co-founded its internal employee organization called the Green Team Network. Let's dive in.
[6:32] Christina explains how plastic is actually made.
[10:53] Christina's advice for someone working for a company that's not focused on sustainability but wants to be an "intrapraneur" and work as a change maker from within.
[11:47] Kaméa: "What do you think is most effective when it comes to influencing the key decision makers in a large company like Cisco?"
[15:35] How Christine deals with push back from friends and family members.
[17:19] Christine: "Being an over-achiever or perfectionist, it's really easy to overlook rest and to not give yourself enough credit for what you do."
[18:15] Christine shares about her anxiety, her decision to take some time off from work, and how it has impacted her overall outlook and values.
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