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The Guardian

September 2022

‘Business Was A Way For Me To Cope With Climate Anxiety’:how opening a zero-waste store helped a college student.
Maria Vasco knew from a young age that she was going to have a career fighting the climate crisis.

Boston Globe 

July 2022

A Second Life For Uvida
Less than two years after launching in the North End, Maria Camila Vasco is expanding the reach of her zero-waste store, Uvida — with a twist.

Best of Boston Home

June 2022

Whether you’re pining for a whole-house makeover or a sprightly new look for a tired room, you’ll find all the inspiration you need in our annual guide to the region’s top design pros, craftspeople, and shops.

Chronicle TV

July 2022
Uvida in Boston’s North End brands itself “Boston’s first zero waste shop,” and offers plastics-free alternatives to single-use plastic products.

Boston Magazine

February 2022

How to Save the Planet Right Here in Boston 
You already drive a hybrid, use cloth bags at the grocery store, and recycle (ahem, most of the time). What more is there to do for Mother Earth? 

UMass Boston News

November 2021

Young Entrepreneur with a Vision Maria Vasco’s ’20 passion for environmental advocacy and sustainability started during her freshman year.


July 2021

Un Café con María: Emprendedora de UVIDA ShopMaría Vasco es la mujer emprendedora detrás de la primera tienda ‘0 waste‘ en Boston. 

The Beginning of UVIDA

How Gen-Z Is Turning Into The Zero Waste Generation

August 2021

“Code Red" -- that's the alarming state of our planet's health, according to a United Nations climate change report, published this month.

Envisioning a Zero-Waste Future

November 2021

Maria Vasco returns to UMass Boston to discuss how her vision became reality by opening Boston’s first zero-waste store.

Boston Native Opens a Sustainable Shop

July 2021

At first glance, the UVIDA shop looks like something straight from a Pinterest feed...

Maria Vasco, the Young Latina Entrepreneur Who Wants To ‘Give Life’ Through Her Zero-Waste Store

August 2021

Latinas continue to make waves at the forefront of eco-responsible entrepreneurship. This time it is the story of Maria Vasco, a young immigrant from Boston, who has made headlines for her zero-waste store, Uvida.

As reported by Zenger News, Maria Vasco is a Latina born in Cali, Colombia, who immigrated to East Boston when she was just four years old. She attended college and was undocumented until her junior year, making her ineligible for federal financial aid.

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