If you want something you’ve never had,
You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
- You currently commute alone, Waze can help. Be matched with users on your route to start a carpool.
- Invest in glass reusable containers like these, rather than plastic ones.
- Start recycling today. Learn where/how to recycle almost anything in your neighborhood. Study the basics, including e-waste.
- See where your waste goes – google your local landfill.
- Start a homemade compost bin. Use compostable liners.
- Switch to LED lightbulbs.
- Reuse old t-shirts as cleaning cloths. Follow these simple household cleaner recipes.
- Avoid chain markets, search for your local farmers’ market and mom and pop shops.
- Find a grocery store that sells items without packaging.
- Consider the potential energy of a product before buying. Can I reuse this? How long will this last? Is there a more eco-friendly alternative?
- Don’t be a litter bug. E.C. shame humans you witness littering by offering to dispose their trash for them.
- Remember to unplug appliances that are not in use. Or invest in smart outlets.
- Start an herb garden. Seek out a local community garden.
- Stay on top of your local air quality, water supply, and energy consumption data here.
- Visit Craiglist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay before purchasing a new product.
- Opt-out of junk mail. Actively decrease snail-mail by going paperless. Unsubscribe to unnecessary emails to save energy and resources.
- Switch one appliance to energy efficient model – look for “energy star” seal.
- Complete a DIY home energy audit here.
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