Meet New Members: Mirela, Amy, & Claire

Meet Mirela...

Where are you located?

Paris, France

What do you primarily blog about?

UrbanMeisters is a one-stop destination for urbans to better ‘meister’ city life, their health and well-being from the pollution point of view. We empower our readers to incorporate small green changes in their daily lifestyle that will help them lead healthier lives while juggling the hectic demands of an urban set-up. We explore all key facets of an urban, like parenting, work, fashion, sports, food and much more to bring to him or her a set of do-able comprehensive solutions. We go beyond the traditional definition of sustainable living & pollution by exploring topics such as indoor pollution, workspace pollution, cellphone radiation, food contamination etc., but very importantly minus the heavy-duty scientific jargon.

Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. I have to be crazy to quit a very successful corporate career in one of the most prestigious companies in the world to become a Green Entrepreneur! But then you have to be crazy and passionate for this cause to make a difference. At my job, I was in charge of the business in Asia Pacific and experienced first hand the debilitating power of pollution. Aware of the lack of awareness on pollution in other parts of the world, this became my personal mission in life.
2. Melting pot of the world- I’m a true international- Croatian by birth- Bred in Germany- US was my first home- Paris is my last :)
3. In my real life I am a loyal servant to my beautiful and super intelligent Old English Pocket Beagle (First du Coudret). I was born to serve him and keep him happy, loved and well-fed!


Where are you located?

I share my time between Windsor, England and Perth, Western Australia.

What do you primarily blog about?

I primarily blog about designers and retailers who use ethical and sustainable business practices - I want to bring ethical fashion labels into the mainstream.  

Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. I've worked in fashion and lifestyle marketing in Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing. 
2. I most recently spent eight years working with Australian Aboriginal communities, directing communications for human rights and corporate social responsibility issues.   
3. After being a yoga addict for many years I've just started to learn Kung Fu.   

Meet Claire...

Where are you located?

I am located in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!

What do you primarily blog about?

My blog is a vegan fashion resource.  I write about vegan fashion brands in an effort to help people who are trying to buy cruelty-free clothing. 

Just for fun-tell us three quirky or interesting things about yourself or your life.

1. I am the mother of 7 rescue cats and 2 rescue dogs, and yes, I do live in the city, not on a farm.
2. When I first started dating my husband I told him I only had 4 cats.  He would see a new cat and ask me "who is that?" and I would tell him it was a cat he already had met.  Once I knew we were serious, I confessed to having 7 cats. :)
3. I am originally from Michigan and still have a strong love for the state and the city of Detroit.  I have been fortunate to travel around the world and I still think the most beautiful place is "up north" Michigan.