EARTH DAY : Five Easy Ways to Save the World

Posted on April 16 2019

 

Not all heroes wear capes - - - some carry reusable bags + metal straws.



We believe that one person can inspire change + it’s the everyday small decision that truly make a difference. Not only is being environmentally conscious better for all of us but it can also be easier on the wallet. Here are five very easy ways that you can make a conscious effort to make planet earth a better place.

 

Try to carpool.

By carpooling just twice a week, 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases can be kept out of the air each year + taking the HOV lane can cut your commute time down by as much as half. And who knows? Maybe you’ll make a new friend or two along the way!

Get a reusable mug or tumbler for your coffee runs.

Over 500 billion disposable cups are consumed every year + Americans alone throw away 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year. Styrofoam cannot be completely recycled. Most of the Styrofoam disposed of today will still be present in landfills 500 years from now.
Suddenly that super cute reusable mug at Target is looking even cuter.
https://www.earthday.org/2018/03/29/fact-sheet-single-use-plastics/#_ftn10

 

Invest in metal straws.

It's estimated that we use over 500 million plastic straws a day + most of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life. And if you plan on diving deeper into how plastic straws can hurt marine life, have some tissue on hand. The pictures alone will break your heart.
https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq


Keep a small reusable tote in your purse for quick trips to the store.

If every person in New York City used one less grocery bag, it would cut waste by 5 million pounds and save $250,000 in disposal costs. Imagine if the whole world did it?
https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/25-reasons-to-go-reusable/

 

Limit your shower time.

Every time you shave minutes off your use of hot water, you also save energy and keep dollars in your pocket. Save some $$$ + the world at the same time.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/

 

 

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