Recently Tonia went to visit Shauna Fitzgerald, a local pioneer of the 'sustainable living' movement. "I've been watching Shauna evolve her eco-products and her newly launched The Eco
Woman-owned Triangle Business touts "Sustainable Living"
Recently Tonia went to visit Shauna Fitzgerald, a local pioneer of the 'sustainable living' movement.
"I've been watching Shauna evolve her eco-products and her newly launched The Eco-Alternative business online this last year. I really wanted to see first hand both who she was and hear her mission." ~ Tonia says of her recent visit to Shauna's private gardens in rural Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, some 30 minutes south/west of Raleigh on a recent steamy July morning.
What she found was a cornacopia of specialized hearbs, numerous fresh garden veggies and an elaborate chicken coup, chichens softly clucking in the background.
Shauna's passion for her projects could be seen only through her eyes, the remainder of her face hidden for safety as a Covid19 precaution. But her eyes said it all. This strong woman is on a MISSION. It was infectious.
"The value of a person is how much we share." Shauna states. "Our current system isn't working. It's time we focus on a Sacred Economy. One where we are encouraged to rely more upon one another." Sacred economics as a concept is starting to gain traction. Given the state of the world today, it's long overdue.
Shauna's line of eco-friendly products can be found at The Eco-Alternative and you can also find her hand crafted herbal smudge sticks, a huge hit, on her business Facebook page. Tonia personally purchased some beautiful rose petal wrapped lavendar smudge sticks and all-natural toothpaste. "My mouth feels like a Million bucks each time I brush!".
Shauna has also taken the concept of the neighborhood library box and instills neighborly sharing in her quiet Fuquay Varina community through this handmade Community Give Box.
We love what Shauna is doing to inspire a sense of togetherness and unity. Keep up the great work Shauna!
You are an inspiration to those you touch and a true world citizen with a caring heart.
Discover their website: https://theecoalternativellc.com/
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