travel + sustainability
We The Wildflowers is dedicated to travel and sustainable living. We inspire readers through experiential storytelling, where literary and visual mediums combine into narrative that not only informs but includes the reader. Curated posts capture the beautiful wild along the way. Living nomadically provides for beautiful imagery and exploration. Whether a mountain top view that we happened upon or an organic farm we’re volunteering on, we tell the story. We hope to cultivate an appreciation of sustainable practices by introducing readers to new ideas we uncover on the road. We’re learning too! Highlighting local restaurants and vegan cafes in various cities gives readers an easy way to join the movement.
Slow travel & NOMADIC Living
Living without a permanent home base. Living on the go or with the ability to be on the go easily. Not only does this lifestyle support full time traveling, but it also decreases our carbon footprint. Less energy is used living in smaller spaces such as vans, recreational vehicles, and mobile homes. The same can be said about hitchhiking or any form of nomadic living. Less fuel is burned when home and work are the same place. We The Wildflowers is headquartered out of a 2008 Pleasure-Way. We're serious about utilizing less energy.
vegan & ORGANIC LIVING
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals. Animal agriculture is the largest source of environmental pollution. Choosing a vegan diet is a more sustainable option for the environment. Organic living involves producing food and other products without the use of artificial chemicals; that includes pesticides and genetically modified organisms. Purchasing vegan, organic products supports brands that strive to leave a positive impact on the Earth and its people.
Supporting local & small businesses
Purchasing products that are produced locally or in smaller batches reduces the carbon footprint associated with production, packaging, and transportation. Food is typically fresher and unprocessed at restaurants that source locally. Yes, you can buy that donut from the bakery on the corner and feel good about it! Finding fair trade businesses with transparent policies that support people and the planet is another way to shop globally yet consciously. We the Wildflowers is always looking for local favorites in the cities we visit. Know a local business with sustainable practices? Let us know about it!
HOW IS THIS SUSTAINABLE?
Sustainable living is the practice of reducing an individual’s or society’s use of Earth’s natural resources for future generations. The main consideration when living a sustainable lifestyle is reducing one's carbon footprint.
USA CO2 EMISSIONS PER CAPITA IS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE WORLD AVERAGE.1
the average North American generates about 20 tons of CO2-eq each year compared to a world average of 4.9 tons.2
Carbon Footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere each year by a person, family, building, or company. Greenhouse gas emissions are included from an individual burning fuel directly and the amount of emissions from the production of goods and services that an individual uses. These gases trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to warming the Earth. Reducing the amount of gases released into the atmosphere helps preserve the Earth as we know it for future generations.
She's the person that will ask 100 questions and still look it up on Google. Her unwavering want to discover new places or food to write about leads to many adventures. The most excited you'll see her is when she's cooking or about to try a dish for the first time. She's usually the first person to talk to a stranger and the last person to leave. She believes there's a story to be told in every experience.
CO-FOUNDER, VISUAL DESIGNER
Ron's a glass half full kind of guy. His curiosity is unrelenting. If he wants to learn a new skill, he does. Needless to say, Youtube comes in handy. He sees the world through a designer's lens. Calling out font names on billboards is common. Stopping short on a walk to snap a photo is like breathing to him. He quotes Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg from memory.
DOG, CHEIF SNIFFING OFFICER
He's a blue-eyed Siberian Husky that loves running and is a self-acclaimed peanut butter connoisseur. His unfaltering energy is a daily motivation to get outside and sniff the bushes. His unselfish love is a reminder to get out there and sniff some butts, as well. Or, in human terms, meet new people. He’s on the cusp of his life and takes no opportunity for granted. Needless to say, he's more popular than his two co-workers.