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![…]
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[…]
Nearly half of the energy used in the United States is from home and commercial buildings. Imagine what a difference it would make to decreasing global warming if all of these buildings were using renewable energy! You can do your part in this by employing some of the practices listed below. Its easy! Green EnergyRead more about Electricity Usage[…]
Junk mail is annoying. It takes time to sort through what is important and what is junk and so often it has your personal information on it so you’re not comfortable tossing it in the recycle bin. So, stop it altogether! This great site can help you do that: http://www.ecocycle.org/junkmail They have links to stopRead more about Stop Junk Mail & Catalogs[…]