About Ashley

Hello and welcome to Scout Eats! This site is dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable life, whether that be through eating more plant-based foods or transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle.

My Sustainable Story

Hi everyone, my name is Ashley and I am the founder of Scout Eats. My mission is to provide others with basic information and tips/tricks on how to live more sustainably. I want to give people ideas on how to lead a plant-based lifestyle and also how to go zero waste by providing you with what has helped me in my day-to-day life.

The name ‘Scout Eats’ was something that came to me pretty naturally. My dad gave me the nickname of Scout when I was a little girl. He said I reminded him of the girl named Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. I suppose it was because I was also very curious and feisty like her.

This curiosity and drive to “know” things has truly served me well in my life so far.

I am always seeking new information and truly want to provide others with the knowledge that I acquire so that they, too, can learn from these things.

I have a Bachelor’s in Nutrition & Food Science with an emphasis in Dietetics. Although this degree provided me with a whole plethora of knowledge in the food world, including the clinical aspect of it, I realized that I needed to do some further digging.

Because of my passion for health and nutrition, doing my own research on food (outside of my university) came pretty easy to me.

I read various books, watched numerous documentaries, and eventually… I decided that I needed to make a lifestyle change. At first, I simply just added more whole plant-foods into my diet, but by the middle of my college career, I was eating entirely plant-based, and haven’t stopped since.

This propelled me into my sustainability journey and made me more aware of the effects I was having on the environment.

Fast forward a few months after graduating, and I was soon immersing myself in another part of the sustainability world- working as a Zero Waste Program Coordinator for another college campus.

This job solidified my belief in the connection between diet and environment and gave me the knowledge and tool set that I needed to really implement the sustainable lifestyle that I wanted to achieve.

A Journey, Not A Destination

I truly believe that living sustainably is a journey, not a destination. Some people tell me things like, “I would never be able to go completely zero waste, plant-based, etc.” And they continue on living the way they always have. My answer to them is, “That’s okay!” You don’t have to reach a destination when trying to be more sustainable.

All it takes is one small, meaningful change to start your sustainability journey and my hope is that I can help anyone on this path to living a more eco-friendly life.

Small Steps, Big Changes

1 small change x a lot of people =  a big impact.

It is my hope that this site can offer others at least one way on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Much of my content is going to center around various sustainability tips, with a focus on how to go zero waste and incorporate more plant foods into your diet.

However, there are many different ways to incorporate eco-friendly changes in your life, so find one that works best for you!

I am always open to new green living ideas, so if you have something you’d like to share, I would love to hear it.

If you ever need some guidance or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All my best,

Ashley
Founder of Scout Eats

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