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creating change one product at a time
The Guardian - ‘Business was a way for me to cope with climate anxiety’: How opening a zero-waste store helped a college student
Watch as one local single goes on three blind dates doing curated activities in their city (including a zero waste date at Uvida). While looking for love, the daters also develop a love for new things to do in Boston. Featured episode: "Soulful Activist Seeks an Inspiring Equal"
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.
Uvida in Boston’s North End brands itself “Boston’s first zero waste shop,” and offers plastics-free alternatives to single-use plastic products.
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?
Bold Types in The Boston Globe - "Meet Maria Camila Vasco, the 23-year-old who opened Boston’s first zero-waste store"
Maria Camila Vasco wants to change how we shop, one toothbrush at a time. The 23-year-old is the owner of Boston’s first zero-waste store, Uvida in the North End, which opened last year during the pandemic. In the latest episode of the Globe’s Bold Types video series, Vasco shared the story of how she built her company while still an undergrad at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and how her parents, who both own storefronts in East Boston, pushed her toward a path of entrepreneurship.
Vasco says she became interested in efforts to reduce her plastic use while taking environmental studies classes in college. She considered it an awakening.
“Code Red" -- that's the alarming state of our planet's health, according to a United Nations climate change report, published this month.
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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