reduce, reuse, recycle… repair
Our tendency to replace rather than repair is a habit that grows our footprint. In many cases replacing an item is cheaper, faster, and easier than fixing it; but cheap, fast, and easy are not eco friendly. Instead of sending stuff to the dump and harvesting more resources to make something new, let’s get more out what we have.… Read More
How much of your personal waste is attributed junk mail?
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- The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year and 44% goes to the landfill unopened. (I’m assuming the rest goes to the landfill opened)
- Actually about half of it is recycled, but still… not a sustainable practice.
Where does it all go?
The truth is, many of us don’t know. Our trash is out of sight out and out of mind and it’s the main reason we don’t take more care about the things we throw away.
The garbage man comes every week and whisks away all of our unwanted refuge and we never have to see it or think about it again.… Read More
Did you know…
Americans are spending $19 billion a year in electricity costs from vampire appliances and electronics. That’s $165 per household, on average.
Vampire appliances and electronics account for 4-5% of the electricity use in a home.
Home by home, day by day, it’s adding up.… Read More
This is half way folks!
How have your habits changed?
14 days ago we set out to develop eco friendly habits. Now it’s time for an inspirational half time speech…
Jk. If we don’t change now, the world we know today won’t exist within our lifetime.… Read More
I eat meat…
Yes, you read that right. I’m an environmentalist and I’m not a vegetarian. Here’s why:
I’m sure you’ve heard about the environmental impacts of producing beef, pork, and chicken. They are real and a serious threat. If you haven’t, check out the resources section below to get caught up.… Read More
You’re not alone…
Reducing your personal food waste will have a BIG impact over time and I applaud your efforts to do your part. If you want to take it a step further you can support the movements that are working to reduce food waste on a larger scale.… Read More
Make your food last longer…
In Habit #11 we learned how to prevent overbuying food. Habit #12 is about how to make the food you buy last longer so you don’t throw as much out.
4 Tips to using your food better:
Don’t live and die by expiration dates.… Read More
Buy food smarter…
Bad News: Food waste is a big issue. The average US household wastes 15-20% of the food they buy. Get the facts and learn more about food waste here.
Good News: It’s not that difficult to reduce your personal food waste.… Read More
It’s all about you…
One of the best things you can do to be more eco friendly is to simply stay informed, because informed decisions are better decisions. Unfortunately this can be one of the hardest parts of being a responsible human – unless you know how to approach it.… Read More