cosette-mari
@cosetteminnaar

junior architect| pta🍋| BScArch 2017🍋|2AD Space Architects inc 2018🍋|BArchHons 2019🥑| ruan♡ nature enthusiast🌱| . . . here to co-exist 🐝 & co-create
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in the palm of our hands 🐛 this week i had the privilege of visiting our campus’s many sites on the hunt for some biodiversity 🦎-
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- i got to taste all the edible plants found at Future Africa, see some beautiful creatures, and i was lucky enough to do this with a group of new (and incredible) humans i met this year. 🐢-
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- #architecturestudent #thecocoarchitect #architecturephotography #naturephotography #southafricannature #edibleplants #biodiversity #ecowarrior #conservationist #naturelover

in the palm of our hands 🐛 this week i had the privilege of visiting our campus’s many sites on the hunt for some biodiversity 🦎- - - - i got to taste all the edible plants found at Future Africa, see some beautiful creatures, and i was lucky enough to do this with a group of new (and incredible) humans i met this year. 🐢- - - - #architecturestudent  #thecocoarchitect  #architecturephotography  #naturephotography  #southafricannature  #edibleplants  #biodiversity  #ecowarrior  #conservationist  #naturelover 

The small things 👀 today on our site visit i saw a small plastic chocolate wrapper at the edge of a protected wetland. Did i leave it? NO, because anything i do no matter how big or small still makes a change. 🌱-
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- i might not be perfect, zero waste, plant based or off the grid but i am ready to be the @faithfultonature 2019 ambassador, because i speak for the rest. I speak for those who see the task as daunting or unachievable. We can do it-step by step.♻️ #architecturestudent #thecocoarchitect #IAmFTN #iamfaithfultonature #plasticfree #wastefree #ecowarrior

The small things 👀 today on our site visit i saw a small plastic chocolate wrapper at the edge of a protected wetland. Did i leave it? NO, because anything i do no matter how big or small still makes a change. 🌱- - - - i might not be perfect, zero waste, plant based or off the grid but i am ready to be the @faithfultonature 2019 ambassador, because i speak for the rest. I speak for those who see the task as daunting or unachievable. We can do it-step by step.♻️ #architecturestudent  #thecocoarchitect  #IAmFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #plasticfree  #wastefree  #ecowarrior 

Change might seem scary at first, but it’s inevitable 🐝-
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- being in the #biodiversity ♻️ studio for this quarter i have realized that change is inevitable, whether it be intentional or not. Humans are one of the biggest drivers of change, naturally and artificially-thus we need to make the change to change the change to a better change...make sense??♻️-
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- look around you? Those plants- they provide you with air to breath🌱-
- those birds and insects? They scatter seeds for those plants to grow🌱-
- the ground? They provide those plants with nutrients so you can eat them 🌱-
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- look after nature kids, we all fit into this cycle alongside it♻️🌱 #architecturestudent #thecocoarchitect #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature #recycle #nature #earthwarrior #saynotosingleuse

Change might seem scary at first, but it’s inevitable 🐝- - - - being in the #biodiversity  ♻️ studio for this quarter i have realized that change is inevitable, whether it be intentional or not. Humans are one of the biggest drivers of change, naturally and artificially-thus we need to make the change to change the change to a better change...make sense??♻️- - - - look around you? Those plants- they provide you with air to breath🌱- - those birds and insects? They scatter seeds for those plants to grow🌱- - the ground? They provide those plants with nutrients so you can eat them 🌱- - - - look after nature kids, we all fit into this cycle alongside it♻️🌱 #architecturestudent  #thecocoarchitect  #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #recycle  #nature  #earthwarrior  #saynotosingleuse 

let’s talk RECYCLING ♻️ According to the Department of Home Affairs, National Waste Information Baseline Report 2012;
-108 million tons of waste generated -only 57% of all paper was recycled that year
-landfills had to carry 745 797 tons of paper♻️-
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-We need to break the notion that “recycling paper saves trees” which is, unfortunately, very blatantly not true. Using less of it is what we need♻️-
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-In a world where paper is my voice using paper on the daily is unavoidable, but I recycle and try to use scraps where i can.♻️-
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- #architecturestudent #thecocoarchitect #architecturesketches #studio #recycle #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature #savetrees #recyclepaper #sketches

let’s talk RECYCLING ♻️ According to the Department of Home Affairs, National Waste Information Baseline Report 2012; -108 million tons of waste generated -only 57% of all paper was recycled that year -landfills had to carry 745 797 tons of paper♻️- - - -We need to break the notion that “recycling paper saves trees” which is, unfortunately, very blatantly not true. Using less of it is what we need♻️- - - -In a world where paper is my voice using paper on the daily is unavoidable, but I recycle and try to use scraps where i can.♻️- - - - #architecturestudent  #thecocoarchitect  #architecturesketches  #studio  #recycle  #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #savetrees  #recyclepaper  #sketches 

travel naturally and sustainably🐝 , no but seriously - at least try. It’s 2019 people, there are natural and plastic free options all around so choose wisely, we need mother earth to live🌱 -
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-okay to be honest I AM NOT PERFECT. what i am not showing is the bottle of water i bought this week💦 or my plastic toothbrush that i am planning to replace, or the woolworths plastic bag the lady gave me🌱 but i am trying my best and making changes EVERY DAY. You can to.-
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- replace your skincare to natural products in glass containers OR without packaging👏🏼 -
- reuse tin containers for soaps👏🏼-
- try ecobricking at home 👏🏼-
- get a bamboo straw and glass bottle👏🏼-
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- #architecturestudent #thecocoarchitect #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature #plasticfree #naturalskincare #motherearth #staytrue #saynotosingleuse

travel naturally and sustainably🐝 , no but seriously - at least try. It’s 2019 people, there are natural and plastic free options all around so choose wisely, we need mother earth to live🌱 - - - -okay to be honest I AM NOT PERFECT. what i am not showing is the bottle of water i bought this week💦 or my plastic toothbrush that i am planning to replace, or the woolworths plastic bag the lady gave me🌱 but i am trying my best and making changes EVERY DAY. You can to.- - - - replace your skincare to natural products in glass containers OR without packaging👏🏼 - - reuse tin containers for soaps👏🏼- - try ecobricking at home 👏🏼- - get a bamboo straw and glass bottle👏🏼- - - - #architecturestudent  #thecocoarchitect  #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  #plasticfree  #naturalskincare  #motherearth  #staytrue  #saynotosingleuse 

finally home @boukunde 📕, oh how i’ve missed vertical studio, late afternoon lectures, campus coffee’s and perfect parking conditions @universityofpretoria. 📕 -
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- this quarter i will be joining a Biodiversity studio where i will study biodiverse natural systems and our impact on them as humans. this will be an integral part of my design approach this year and hopefully in future as well as in my everyday life @faithfultonature #IamFTN 🌱-
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- #thecocoarchitect #architecturestudent #biodiversity #savingnature #learningtosave #saynotisingleuse

finally home @boukunde 📕, oh how i’ve missed vertical studio, late afternoon lectures, campus coffee’s and perfect parking conditions @universityofpretoria. 📕 - - - - this quarter i will be joining a Biodiversity studio where i will study biodiverse natural systems and our impact on them as humans. this will be an integral part of my design approach this year and hopefully in future as well as in my everyday life @faithfultonature #IamFTN  🌱- - - - #thecocoarchitect  #architecturestudent  #biodiversity  #savingnature  #learningtosave  #saynotisingleuse 

waste vs. want 🌱 i believe that changing over to a natural and more sustainable life can lead to a very wasteful changeover.🌱 -
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-I haven’t purchased a non-cruelty free or natural beauty product since the start of 2018 but i still believe in using those products you already have. Once they are done- recycle or eco brick the packaging and replace it with a nature friendly one🌱 my favorite cruelty free brand is @essence_cosmetics and @woolworths_sa is cruelty free and vegan 🌱-
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- #thecocoarchitect #architecturestudent #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature @faithfultonature #reuse #crueltyfree

waste vs. want 🌱 i believe that changing over to a natural and more sustainable life can lead to a very wasteful changeover.🌱 - - - -I haven’t purchased a non-cruelty free or natural beauty product since the start of 2018 but i still believe in using those products you already have. Once they are done- recycle or eco brick the packaging and replace it with a nature friendly one🌱 my favorite cruelty free brand is @essence_cosmetics and @woolworths_sa is cruelty free and vegan 🌱- - - - #thecocoarchitect  #architecturestudent  #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  @faithfultonature #reuse  #crueltyfree 

this next week i will be posting how i am trying to be as faithful to nature as i can in a world that is accustomed to being quite the opposite. 🌱-
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-After living in the Cape Town area for a year i was exposed to some of the most waste free living individuals and places, but being back in Pretoria the waste free community is still very small and slightly non-existent. I will also touch on how i will be using sustainable methods through my degree in Architecture and this year as an honors student. #IamFTN #iamfaithfultonature @faithfultonature 🌱 #wastefreeliving #thecocoarchitect #steelycup #reusablecoffeecup #redcapwithcoconut #vidaecaffe

this next week i will be posting how i am trying to be as faithful to nature as i can in a world that is accustomed to being quite the opposite. 🌱- - - -After living in the Cape Town area for a year i was exposed to some of the most waste free living individuals and places, but being back in Pretoria the waste free community is still very small and slightly non-existent. I will also touch on how i will be using sustainable methods through my degree in Architecture and this year as an honors student. #IamFTN  #iamfaithfultonature  @faithfultonature 🌱 #wastefreeliving  #thecocoarchitect  #steelycup  #reusablecoffeecup  #redcapwithcoconut  #vidaecaffe