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7 Ways to be more Sustainable

7 Ways to be more Sustainable

October 19, 2020

So, you decided to take the leap into sustainability.  But, where do you start?  There is so much information out there.  One side said this is the way and another side says no that is worse for the environment.  Who do you listen to?  We all have our opinions (especially me when it comes to slow fashion vs fast fashion) .

 There are many ways to be more Sustainable but the biggest thing is to just get started sp here are some tips.  I even made a fun PDF that you can download and hang up to remind you.

  Tip #1

Have some reusable (hopefully fabric) bags you can use for shopping.  There are so many to choose from. 

 

 

 

 

Tip #2

Stop using plastic bags.  Plastic bags are difficult and costly to recycle and most end up on landfill sites where they take around 300 years to photodegrade. They break down into tiny toxic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them.  You know the fish will really appreciate that!

Tip #3

Bring your own food containers and Utensils.  Stop using Disposable. Packaging sent to landfills, especially when made from plastics, does not degrade quickly or, in some cases, at all, and chemicals from the packaging materials, including inks and dyes from labeling, can leach into groundwater and soil.

Tip #4

Carry a reusable liquid container for your water.  That alone can save the oceans I think.  How many times have you been walking along the beach and see a water bottle from one of those companies whose name shall remain nameless.

Tip #5

Hang your clothing to dry.  The cost of energy is high and your clothes will thank you for it by living much longer.  

Line drying laundry conserves energy and helps to protect the environment by saving precious fossil fuels. It is the pinnacle of green laundry and living!

There are more than 90 million clothes dryers in the United States, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Air-drying clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by a whopping 2,400 pounds a year. Experts determined that if all Americans line-dried clothing for just half of a year, it would save 3.3 percent of the country’s total residential output of carbon dioxide.

Tip #6

Take shorter showers.  It takes about 17 gallons of water for an 8 minute shower.  Maybe you could shave off 3 minutes?  That would save a little more then 6 gallons of water...WOW

Tip #7

Plant a treeAs trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day

 

 Lastly...PLEASE GO VOTE  our elected officials have a lot of say about the future of our environment not just the country.  Make sure yours in on the right side of history.

Download the PDF

Hang it on the wall to remember and print it 2 sided to save on paper.

                                                   download 7 Ways PDF



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