Taking 1 trip to pick up groceries, shopping, and pet supplies… This is one easy way to cut down on gas emissions.
TURN OFF YOUR ELECTRONICS
Energy conservation is SO important. Shut down the machines when you are not running them. It not only saves energy… its really good for the machines too! =)
TRY TO CUT OUT PLASTIC
Just look around & see if there are alternatives. We would love to hear your suggestions.
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Instead of going to big chain box stores to find the cheapest deals around, take a walk to your downtown. Find some farmer’s markets and mom and pop shops to purchase your local goods from!
REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS
Plastic bags at the supermarket can add up fast. Many homes have entire cabinets full of these, only to throw them all out when spring cleaning rolls around. Reusable shopping bags can eliminate the need for this unnecessary use of plastic altogether!
START A RECYCLING PROGRAM AT WORK
Plenty of people bring lunch to work each and every day. Do you only have one place to put trash once you’re all done preparing your meal? Find an old cardboard box sitting in the closet at the office and label it “Recycling”! Something that simple can go a real long way. =)
BE WISE WITH WATER
Ultimately we want to be more aware of water consumption, waste and how we can conserve it! Take shorter showers, turn off the sink water, replace faucets with low flow fixtures, and check your dishwasher settings…you may be able to use less water.
EAT LESS MEAT
No…not to become a vegetarian. It is good for your health and the planet! Animal agriculture is estimated to produce more greenhouse gases than the whole of the transportation industry combined.
COOK AT HOME
There are so many benefits. In addition to saving money, cooking at home reduces the energy and packaging that is used to deliver to industrial kitchens.
FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO PAPER TOWELS
We use cloth rags. Not only does it save $$$ but it also feels good to reuse them and wash them over and over in the laundry (and they hardly take up any more space)!
PUT A STOP TO UNSOLICITED MAIL
Who doesn’t hate junk mail!?! Visit https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ to opt-out of pre-screened credit card offers.
STOP BUYING PLASTIC DISPOSABLE BOTTLES
EASY RIGHT?! Buy a reusable water bottle. We would recommend glass or stainless steel!