How YOU can make a difference
Saving the planet can seem like a daunting task, but there are so many easy ways to contribute. Check out these super simple ways that you can make a change today.
Save your scraps:
In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. You can dramatically reduce that number by being mindful when filling your plate and utilizing the leftovers. Most waste can be incorporated into a compost, even better some vegetable scraps can planted and will regrow!
Upcycle your trash:
The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. Some of the “junk” we toss could skip the landfill and serve a great purpose. Empty bottles and jars can become great decorations. Torn towels make for fantastic rags and mop covers. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Pinterest is a great resource for easy and fun projects that re-purpose things you might be tempted to pitch. Check out our board for inspiration!
Kick the plastic habit:
An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic, is dumped in the world's oceans every year. As shocking as that number may seem, stop and think about all of the plastic you use on a daily basis. Bottled water, grocery sacks and sandwich baggies account for a large portion of the plastic that ends up in our ocean. Make the switch! There are great affordable reusable option that replace plastic waste. Consider picking up a few cloth grocery sacks, or make your own!
Enjoy Mondays... Meatless:
There are countless benefits to skipping that steak, even if it’s just once a week. The water needs of livestock are much greater than vegetables and grains. Meat production also produces significantly more greenhouse gases and uses far more fossil fuels. Going meatless once a week doesn’t just reduce your carbon footprint it may also reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. You can find some of our favorite green plates here
Spread the word:
There are so many ways that each of us can contribute, from the small to the large. The easiest and most important thing that we can do is spread the word and live as an example. Through social media we can reach thousands! Post a picture of the great new swing you made from that tire. Share an awesome vegetarian recipe with your friends. If we can inspire others around us to make small changes it will result in a huge impact! Show those around you how easy it can be to live a greener lifestyle.
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