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March 15, 2024

Boulder High Schooler Anya Hoth talks w/Waylon about how we can all be Eco.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

In the latest episode of Elephant’s long-running, award-winning podcast and video series Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, Waylon features fellow Boulderite and high school senior Anya Hoth about how we can all live an “ecofolks” lifestyle. They talk over living zero waste, eco transportation, how environmentalism is related to our health, if voting matters, and how parents can inspire their children to give a care. 

Waylon: “I don’t want to sound like old people everywhere, but how old are you..?”

Anya: “I’m 18! I would like to talk about the potency of changing our actions to help the climate in this dire and gloomy doomy time.”

Waylon: “Yeah. Everyone’s kind of depressed. We don’t know what to do. We kind of hope the president or the king or the emperor of the universe takes care of stuff. And a lot of us do “eco” things like you and I in our own life, but we often hear that doing things is pointless and doesn’t matter.”

Anya: “Everyone working together really needs to happen. You need to think wide-scale and say, ‘Hey, it’s not just Boulder working on this problem. It’s all the counties in Denver, all the counties outside of Denver—Broomfield, Aurora—all over the state, and all over the country. The world. We need to start using each other’s ideas.'”

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“I’ve had to accept the facts that this is a big issue that I’m not gonna solve on my own, even if I have this much passion. I mean, it’s scary looking at the problem. So you have to take little steps. Little by little by little.” ~ Anya Hoth

“I started after a traumatic injury that gave me perspective that life isn’t always gonna be there. You can’t take life for granted. You can’t just expect yourself to do really well and just keep doing well. The resilience that I have through all my struggles and hardships has been because this is important.

Health relates to environment, to all things around us. Spending time in nature. Exercising. Being outdoors. Drinking clean water—so many people don’t even have access.” ~ Anya Hoth

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Waylon: “If you were a parent in 10 years or 20 years, how would you get your kids to care?

Anya: “I would change my lifestyle so I have the ability to be a good influence. If they see me do this, maybe they’ll take it up! But it’s their own decision. Don’t force it, because that always goes bad—especially with a teenager.”

Learn more from Anya and continue to follow her path by checking out her website and her Instagram

Inside the full conversation, we get into eco fashion, voting, ethical diet choices, and walking your talk:

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