Green Living Guy Awards Taryn Hipwell with Best Green Thought Leader for 2016

Yes. It’s that time of year when we give thanks and shoutouts. Let’s start here: Taryn Hipwell and her organization Beyond the Label.

Taryn Hipwell, EcoDivas, Beyond the Label and Green Living Guy Thought Leader for 2016

Taryn originally created EcoDivas. EcoDivas partnered with TEDxLA to create a new series called Beyond the Label (BtL). It’s meant to educate consumers about the affects of their fashion purchases on: Economics, Environments & Human Health.  

Her tag line! 

#MakeShiftHappen
Educator. Producer. EcoDiva.

Choosing “knowledge is power” over “ignorance is bliss” is how we #MakeShiftHappen   

​~Taryn Hipwell

Taryn bring happiness, joy and empowerment to everything she does. She’s an educator, producer and you better not forget she IS the ORIGINAL EcoDiva. 

YET ahem, just like the Green Living Guy, she is totally committed to creating fun, authentic and bold educational experiences, content & events that shatters stereotypes, shifts perceptions and changes lives. 

Taryn’s top 3 passions are Eco fashion, unique cultures (especially Zambia and rednecks) and the environment. Who can do RedNeck and Zambia. Common?!?!!!!

  I’m a redneck in the sense that out of necessity I recycle my mayo jars for Tupperware, I can build a dresser from crates and I love to play in mud.

See now my mom is fixing the trailer out back to lug a couch across Florida for kin. Now that’s redneck. 

Dance is a close 4th.

Taryn loves and loves off sharing incredible people’s journeys, obstacles, and successes with audiences so they too can learn, grow and flourish “ecodivaliciously!”

If that’s a word. LOL. Props for the promo though. 

Beyond the Label
It starts so simple and yet artistic in its presentation. 

WHAT’S IN YOUR T-SHIRT?

CONSUMERS

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT: 

  1. Who makes your clothes?
  2. What are they made of?

  3. Where are they made?

  4. Why are they so cheap?

​5. How are they disposed?

Then she doesn’t end there that Taryn. 

DESIGNERS

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED HOW TO DESIGN ETHICALLY:

So Taryn doesn’t stop there!! Uh oh. Drop the mic. She goes life cycle infographic on a Fashion Designer. So freaking awesome of her. OMG!!

Their Vision: Imagine a world where consumers knew the true ​environmental, social and health costs of their fashion purchases, and felt empowered to write a different story…

Yet Taryn doesn’t stop there. She keeps going! That’s why she deserves this new award for Green Living Guy Breakthrough Thought Leader of 2016. 

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Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.