Hi! My name is Mira! I have been trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle for a few years now. And if you have ever tried it, you know how hard it can be.

But I truly believe the first step towards creating less waste is being well-informed on the subject, and being aware of the specific issues and problems. So I started researching online and sometimes the information could be truly overwhelming and rather gloomy. After I would spend some time reading, I would have no willpower to live, let alone take any action whatsoever. The other issue was the depressing manner in which a big part of the information was presented, so it didn't seem likely that anyone would want to share it with their friends or family in order not to ruin their day as well.

You can find my previous post about my zero waste comics by clicking here.

More info: Instagram | patreon.com | Etsy | Facebook | awareanimals.com

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A Find

A Find

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

I love thrifting!!

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So I said to myself—what if there was a way to represent useful information about climate change, sustainability, and the environment in a funny, colorful, and most of all accessible way? An approach that focuses on solutions, rather than problems. So that people will hopefully laugh, learn something new, and pass it along.

And that's how the Aware Animals webcomics were created. Every week I draw a different situation. Whether it's dealing with mountains of non-recyclable wrapping paper and paper bills, wanting to pack a waste-free lunch, buying second-hand clothes for environmental reasons, refusing a plastic grocery bag at the store, turning down plastic straws over and over again, or trying to repair broken items to prevent them from going to a landfill—the possibilities of new and exciting topics are endless.

#2

Reuse

Reuse

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
1 year ago

Me and glass containers.

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#3

Trends

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brokenapollo
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually didn't know this. Did some additional research and will be more aware from now on. You've enlightened at least one person today..!

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Most of the situations have happened either to me or to my super-supportive partner (you can probably recognize us as Mr. and Miss Fox) and others have been shared or suggested to us by our lovely community on social media.

My favorite part about this process is how much I learn from it myself: once while I do my research and then again from the lovely comments and lively discussions when the comics have been posted. I'm constantly overwhelmed by the positive feedback we've received and very, very grateful. Our main message is that no action is too small to make a difference and that positivity and awareness will bring us further along than guilt or blame. So if you need more awareness in your life, feel free to join us on our journey.

#4

The Bet

The Bet

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago

It's true, though

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#5

Sustainable Dress Up

Sustainable Dress Up

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

We don't have that service here :I

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#6

Stop It!

Stop It!

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Yay, washing machine :D

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#7

My Sustainable Bag

My Sustainable Bag

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup! Carry bags- preferably canvas! to the shops. reusables straws at home. No disposable utensils, plates, etc.

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#8

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Also helium is NOT renewable :O

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#9

Reduce

Reduce

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Who else likes the flavour of their toothpaste?

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#10

Not Again

Not Again

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Game_Lover
Community Member
1 year ago

OOF

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#11

Shocking Fact

Shocking Fact

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 year ago

I didn't know that receipt paper could not be recycled!

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#12

Buddy

Buddy

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Theo C
Community Member
1 year ago

aww

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#13

On The Road

On The Road

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago

I learn something new everyday

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#14

The Greatest Invention

The Greatest Invention

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes great idea. Should do that with more things.

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#15

Super Powers

Super Powers

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago

What would you choose: Chocolate milk or just plain milk

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#16

My Sustainable Kitchen

My Sustainable Kitchen

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F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's all a matter of perspective. I have a plastic dish brush I have been using for ten years now. When it gets to dirty, I put it in the dishwasher. How long does a wooden one last. Also, coffee filtered through paper is more healthy according to recent studies.

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The Specialist

The Specialist

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

We plan our meals, so shopping for the week is done in less than two hours and nothing is wasted

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Providing

Providing

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Imposmate
Community Member
1 year ago

good husband

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#19

It's A System

It's A System

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Ole Peder Amrud Hagen
Community Member
1 year ago

How is this relevant to consuming less? Also, it is the most ridiculous way of organizing books I ever see...

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#20

6 Things You Can Do To Be Happier

6 Things You Can Do To Be Happier

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cookie
Community Member
1 year ago

sono una volpe means "i am a fox" in italian, in case anyone was wondering.

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#21

The List

The List

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Kendra Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

And this is why grocery stores put staples at the back and periodically move stuff around, so you will have to search to find what you need and hopefully (for them) find more than you wanted.

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#22

Oh, Deer

Oh, Deer

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 year ago

*commitment*. It was spelled wrong :/

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#23

My Sustainable Bathroom

My Sustainable Bathroom

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Kendra Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

Ear swaps should be struck from this list. Even if they feel great, they are terrible for actually removing earwax. Earwax exists to keep our keep our inner ears moistened so the skin doesn't dry and crack, as well as creating an acidic environment so bacteria can't survive. Your ears naturally clean themselves by using the motion of your jaw when talking and eating to shift older wax out. When you use ear swabs it shoves the wax deep into the ear and it gets stuck. Stop using ear swabs no matter if they are reusable or not.

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#24

The Unexpected Snack

The Unexpected Snack

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Many flowers are edible ;D

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#25

Home

Home

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Take care of it or we all die >:I

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#26

Together

Together

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Serenity Kinney
Community Member
1 year ago

i would love for this to be real!

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#27

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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Terry Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

Wholes?????

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#28

Asocial

Asocial

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

But I feel so alone ._.

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#29

Illusionist

Illusionist

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Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok lemme add that to my purse real quick...

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#30

Jack-O-Lantern

Jack-O-Lantern

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No One
Community Member
1 year ago

when our pupmkins get rotten, we yeet them into the woods.

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#31

The Gift Of An Experience

The Gift Of An Experience

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Yay, woodworking class :D

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#32

Camping Enthusiast

Camping Enthusiast

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Cameron Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

this has made me want to help out around the house

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#33

The Gift

The Gift

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 year ago

Not every woman can us those.

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#34

Fashionable

Fashionable

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Cookies
Community Member
1 year ago

❤️❤️❤️

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