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Breaking habits

If you want something you’ve never had,
You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

Thomas Jefferson

  • 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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