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Ocean Ambassador Of The Month: Emm Arruda

The Nation

Introducing QEEP UP’s Ocean Ambassador of the Month! Each month, we’re featuring a member of the QEEP UP Nation because we are so proud of you and your dedication to protecting Mother Earth. And we want to know more about you!

To nominate yourself or a friend for OAM, send us an email telling us why you’re so passionate about the planet with a beautiful photo of you in your QEEP UP: hello@qeepupnation.com.


OAM: Emm Arruda


Instagram @emm_arruda


Tell us who you are, where you’re from, what you do?

Hi, my name is Emm Arruda. I’m from Toronto, Ontario but I now live in New York City where I work as a fashion model.


What are your thoughts on sustainability?

I think it’s so important to be mindful of our carbon footprints because more than ever, global warming is such a problem. It’s important to act now to save future generations. This is why sustainability is so important. I love to support brands that are sustainable.


What’s a go-to sustainable practice of yours?

Recycling, reusing packaging, reusable water bottles and no single-use plastic.


QEEP UP x Klean Kanteen Water Bottle, $24.95


What’s your favorite form of self-care?

Taking time to myself to do an at home facial/spa sort of situation, taking my vitamins, getting proper sleep and sunshine.


Why do you like QEEP UP?

QEEP UP models the importance of being sustainable, as mentioned above. Cleaning our oceans is needed so much. That’s why I think you’re doing something amazing! Not to mention how cute your clothes are! It’s a win-win.


Emm loves the Showoff Tank and Everyday Legging in Olive Stripe


What does the ocean mean to you?

The ocean means wildlife, clean water for human life, and it makes up the majority of our earth. It’s important we protect it. We need our oceans.


What’s something you want the world to know? Here’s your chance to announce it.

I just did a cosmetic campaign for a sustainable brand that will be out soon. I’m super excited about it!

About Author

Maggie Kim

Maggie Kim is a writer and former rock musician. Find her byline in Glamour, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Salon, MSN, People, In Touch, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and more.

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