Q&A - Inger Lise Nerland Bråte
Inger Lise Nerland Bråte
A 33-year-old woman living in Oslo with my husband and daughter. I am an environmental scientist who works with plastic pollution.
You are what you eat, what are you?
Colorful. I love eating food with a range of colors, pale food makes me depressed.
What would never end up on your plate?
Liver. I think that is the only thing I do not like. And since I often dissect mussels for days and days in the lab, I sometimes struggle to eat them for dinner as well 😊
Do you have green fingers?
I want to say yes, but I’ll let you know in the fall. This year we are trying to grow our own vegetables in the garden– (strangely) it is so much fun!
What do you do to make your day green?
As an environmental scientist caring about the nature and all the interesting creatures living in and of it, I try to practice what I and take extra care of it. I am engaged in beach clean-ups, try to avoid unnecessary single-use plastics and I love the website Finn.no where you can find all sorts of used treasures! And since we have a small kid it is also so nice that we can inherit used clothes and shoes for her, because she is growing so quickly!
I also been so lucky to have so much nice things from my grandparents, they saved everything and took so great care of the things they owned. We also avoid driving our car during weekdays, try to only eat meat when we are treating ourselves, buy Norwegian vegetables, plan the food week in ahead so we don’t throw away food, teach our daughters about the environment and how to protect it and so on.
Whats your fits-to-all-occasions-garment?
What colors do you believe in for next season?
I hope yellow
Forest and hiking, or sea and swimming?
Forest and hiking
Gallery or cinema?
Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn?
Spring. I love the colors popping up everywhere
What is happiness for you?
Freedom. For example, when being outdoors with my family without any time limitations
A- or B-human?
What drives you?
Do you have any green goals?
To sell our car and use “bilkollektivet” instead the times we need a car. I also want to fly only once per year for work and once per year for pleasure. Being a scientist there are a lot of conferences and meetings abroad, but I aim to reduce the times I fly and rather join by skype or get there by using alternative transportation.
What’s your life motto?
The best things in life are for free
Who inspires you?
The young generation. They are so much better than we were to think more holistic about the environment and to be much more aware. I am also very motivated by colors, so “Farge Dagny” is also an inspiration!
Do you have a local hero you would like to give a shout out to?
All the volunteers that are spending their free time on cleaning up plastics everywhere!