Fast Food Trash

Fast Food Trash

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.

Plastic bags!

Plastic bags!

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![…]

Holidays

Holidays

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[…]

Clothing

Clothing

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[…]

Buy Local

Buy Local

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[…]

Electronics

Electronics

Manufacturers design most of our products to have a planned obsolescence. This way, we have to replace them and we keep the manufacturers in business. Unfortunately, with 7.5 billion people on the planet this amounts to tons of waste every year. Repair It -Repair the item instead of throwing it away and buying a new one. RecycleRead more about Electronics[…]