Air travel is one of the biggest GHG contributors out there, and so far there isn’t a sustainable way to fly. But they’re working on it! In the meantime… Don’t Fly – or do it as infrequently as possible. Buy Offsets – Terrapass.com and BEF are companies that sell offsets for individuals and businesses. You can findRead more about Air Travel[…]
By the time Christmas arrives, we’ve already consumed all of the resources the planet was able to produce for the year. In 2016 this happened on August 8. We’ve been exceeding her ability to keep up with us since 1970! Remember, Christmas isn’t about buying stuff. Love Mother Earth and discover new ways to celebrateRead more about Holidays[…]
According to Christina Dean, founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry, she estimates the waste produced in clothing and textiles to be in the millions and millions of toxic tonnes. Second Hand Clothing – Support great local second-hand stores. Most every town has at least one! UseRead more about Clothing[…]
Don’t Buy Palm Oil Products – Palm Oil is the biggest reason we are losing the rain forests around the globe and all the rare animal species along with them. Each year manufacturers burn down nearly 50 million acres of rain forest in order to plant palm trees to harvest palm oil for their products.Read more about Palm Oil – Rainforest Destroyer![…]
As the climate changes it will become more and more important for each of us to rely on our local economy for the things we need. Start building habits now. Consider barter and trade as options! Food – Transportation of meat and produce is a big contributor to greenhouse gases. Think about tomatoes, which are mostly water,Read more about Buy Local[…]
As a result of a warming climate it is quickly becoming more difficult to grow crops in many parts of the world, including California, one of the highest contributors to produce around the globe. We will each need to begin growing what we can to supply our own food. Growing your own food can beRead more about Grow Your Own Crops[…]
Challenge yourself to tell three people every week about what you’re doing to go sustainable and what they can do to help the planet. Share this website and add to it in the comments section! We need everyone working together doing our part to put things in balance again!
Get your baseline and start working on lowering it! There are many free websites you can use to calculate your footprint. Just search online. Here is one from Nature: http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/ Be sure and use the same calculator and check it every six months to track your footprint and see how you’re doing.
Most household chemicals pollute the environment and poison us, too! Experts have linked chemicals in the home to the increase in cancer and infertility rates over the past 60 years. This information is readily available all over reliable Internet sources – do a search – it is truly frightening! Educate yourself! A few examples belowRead more about Chemicals, Chemicals Everywhere![…]
Lower the garbage you contribute to the planet. You can start by being aware of the products you buy and what about them will hit the landfill. What if there were a limit on the amount of waste you could contribute to the landfill every month? How could you work to reduce this? No PlasticRead more about Waste[…]