Eco-Friendly Tips

How WE together can help

EDUCATE yourself and others about ways to be more Eco-conscious

No disposable water bottles, to go cups, plastic straws, plastic bags(reusable), plastic spoons, forks, knives, take-out food(plastic bag etc) Buy in bulk(less plastic)Try to avoid plastic packaged foods

Buy a reusable bottle/straws/coffee cups

Try compostable/bamboo toothbrushes

Be aware of water use(brushing teeth, don't leave water on, shorter showers, washing dishes)

Buy less things(materialist, want, really need)

Fast fashion, Recycled plastic, organic-really cheap clothes and get thrown away put in landfills/ buy thrift shops(poshmark, goodwill) do not ever throw away clothes, donate

Start composting and be aware of food waste

Verify makeup/ skin care products are cruelty free 

Use ecoisia search engine they plants trees when you search through them

Do not use palm oil or things made with it

Recycle/rinse recycled products or they can contaminate the other recycled stuff 

how2rcycle.org

Don't drive as much, car share, turn off car in traffic

Buy local

Research where the products u buy, what kind of material used and how they are made b4 u buy

Conserve light

Limit paper use, E-Tickets, cloth napkins, etc.

Try not to use paper towels and napkins use paper wisely

Regulate temperature in house

Vote(climate change views)

Use tote bags instead of plastic bags

Use moon cup instead of tampons and pads

Don't liter

Use reusable food wraps by wrap up made with wax

Get tea pods (metal balls) instead of tea bags

Use make at home cleaning products

Use dryer balls instead of dryer sheets/limit dryer use

Use Castile soap

Replace regular lightbulbs with LED 

Go vegan(eat more plant based and less meat and dairy) reduces greenhouse gas submission/energy consumtion/world hunger 

If you shop at Target and use reusable bags u save 5 cents per bag and Starbucks 10 cents cups when u use reusable cups

Study on life cycle of garments

Roos divided the life cycle of the garments into four stages: the production of the garment, the distribution and sale, the use, and the disposal, which she called “end of life.” Within each of these, she added up the effects of a number of environmental indicators, including water use, non-renewable energy use, agricultural land occupation, carbon footprint, freshwater toxicity and eutrophication, toxicity in humans (carcinogen and otherwise), air pollution, acidification, and more.

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The chart shows climate impact generated by Swedes during the various phases of the clothing life cycle. A similar pattern applies to the rest of Europe and the United States. Clothing purchases by Swedes produce the fourth largest share of all carbon emissions for the country—after transportation, food and housing. (Sandra Roos)
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/whats-environmental-footprint-t-shirt-180962885/#wRBbGwZrbdLuEvpm.99
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