Why should Isabela Seabra be nominated “green giant”?
Isabela Seabra has been involved in sustainability since she was a young adult and started buying her own food. She always tried to buy local, organic produce. She has also always chosen to use homeopathic/natural medicine. Once she bought her first house she started growing her own vegetables and fruits. She has also always had compost at home and made sure to recycle cans, glass, paper, cardboard, and plastic.
Another sustainable practice she adopted is making sure the lights are always off unless necessary, she never leaves a room without turning the lights off, she unplugs all electronic devices, and she does not even own a television, she also uses the fire place for heat and makes sure the windows are closed and the doors in the house are open to so the whole house heats up. Isabela Seabra also only wears real wool and buys her clothes from stores that sell organic fabric, her shoes are also sustainable, they are made from bamboo, or natural materials.
When it comes to her food, Isabela, when available, purchases a vegetable basket from a local organic farm in Duncan, and goes shopping at the garage farm store in Duncan as well. Everything she buys is local produce and organic, rice, flour, veggies, eggs, milk, paper towel, toilet paper, and natural cleaning products.
My mom has always taught me the importance of being sustainable and she always said “maybe you will spend more money when you buy organic, but you will also spend less money at the doctors”. She has also always taught me that I do not need electricity or technology to have fun and spend my time, all I need is paper, crayons, a book, and a lot of creativity.
Isabela tries to walk everywhere she goes as much as possible, even if the weather is not very welcoming, and when necessary to drive, she tries hard to car pool.
I have never met anyone as involved in sustainability as my mom, and I am proud of her and to be her daughter, she really worries about the environment and about my future. I am glad she passes her knowledge to the kids and adults she teaches during her weaving lessons and biography work.