About 50% of our litter comes from fast food restaurants. This isn’t just litter, it is also Earth’s resources, which aren’t endless. Solution: Stop eating at fast food restaurants! When you do, limit the packaging. Don’t take the bag, don’t get a drink (bring your own reusable water bottle), don’t take extra napkins, ketchup, etc.
Every day humans use 500,000,000 drinking straws. These pollute habitats and in particular our oceans, harming and killing ocean animals including dolphins, turtles and whales. Solution: Tell the waiter “no thank you” and let the management know about the dangers these pose for wildlife. Let your friends know, too. We all learn how to drinkRead more about 500,000,000 drinking straws every day![…]
The effects of plastic bags on the environment are truly devastating. We use an estimated 1 trillion each year! Recycling and burning produces toxic gases, while the bags in our oceans are very dangerous, often deadly, for sea life. Food storage bags aren’t much better as these also do not decompose and add to theRead more about Plastic bags![…]
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!