Personally, I plan to go to the beacha at least 5 times this summer. This year lets make beach going a greener experience.
- Travel-take a bus to the nearest beach or load your car up with friends and carpool.
- Respect the wildlife-use the walk overs instead of trampling through the dunes. The dunes are an important part of the eco system at a beach.
- Picnic-hit up the farmers market and bring other earth friendly low packaging foods and snacks.
- Keep it clean-if you bring your dog, clean up after him/her. They can’t do it themselves. Don’t litter, and if you feel so inclined maybe pick up a few peices of litter when you see them.
And as always use UV protection and have a safe trip!
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT throw away old furniture unless something is heinously wrong with it. If good will won’t take it, someone from craigslist will. There are so many second hand stores that take donations or are solely run on donations that would love to have that old coffee table, head board, bed frame, etc. Don’t ever throw away furniture unless it can’t be fixed, sold, or given away.
If you’re committed to making a change (or just to saving money) you can get a professional energy audit for your home or office. This will give you a real idea of the changes you need to make.
Just another reason to reconsider my post about reusable diapers.
Since we are inbetween the season of AC and the season of heaters I thought I would give you a quick money saving, and environmentally friendly tip. When the AC or heat is on make sure all of your windows and doors are shut. The more temperature controlled air you let out the harder your units will have to work. If you want to enjoy a day of nice weather simply turn off your system before opening doors and windows to let the fresh air in.
I know I’ve made this post before guys but this is important. If you haven’t gone out and gotten yourself a reusable water bottle yet we’ve got a problem. Using plastic disposable water bottles is terrible for the environment and they may have BPA in them which is bad for your health. Find yourself a BPA free water bottle and start filling it up.
An estimated 10 million Britons still suck down cigarettes faster than a troupe of aging rockers in rehab straining to cough out another hit tune. In the UK, cigarette butts sully streets and parks everywhere. What if this nasty habit could contribute to, rather than subtract from, the beauty of outdoor spaces? Cigg Seeds aim to do precisely that. A variety of smokes outfitted with biodegradable filters that contain wild flower seeds, they sprout and blossom into wildflower meadows when finished and flicked, or deposited on the ground. Butts into blooms. Cigarettes into snowdrops—the floral not frozen variety, to be sure.
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