For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority. (David Suzuki)
Did You Know?
12 million tons of plastic are poured into the ocean every year, and that's only one part of the pollution problem happening now. If you're tired of living a wasteful lifestyle and are determined to start living more eco-friendly, you might feel a little overwhelmed about what to do and what not to do. We suggest that you focus on smaller changes you can make easily before you tackle the more difficult steps of your eco-friendly resolution. What can you do to start? Keep reading to learn a few small and simple ways you can help from your own home because we all have to start somewhere.
Here Are Some Things You Can Do...
Recycling is the most important and easiest way you can help the environment. Recycling reduces the need for landfills as you are disposing of materials to be reused. Recycled objects take significantly less energy to create new objects compared to starting with raw material. To learn more, visit Growing City.
By using reusable items you are cutting down on the amount of non-biodegradable items doing into the environment and reducing items in landfills. By slowing the production and purchases we can reduce harmful gas emissions from corporations that produce these items. Reusable products can be bags, glass bottles, cloth items over paper etc. Cotton and plastic are both made from polymer, however, cotton is a natural polymer and breaks down fast in nature, making cotton bags an amazing eco-friendly choice for groceries. To learn more, visit Nature Code.
Homemade Cleaning Products
Store-bought cleaners carry harmful chemicals, and when mixed with there can cause dangerous reactions. Using homemade products is safe for everyone in the home, cost-efficient, safe for the environment. To learn how to make homemade cleaners, head over to Better Homes & Gardens.
Donate & Thrift
Thrifting has become very popular, finding unique pieces that fit your style and trends for a low cost while also helping the environment. Thrifting and donating clothes can keep them out of landfills and is a great form of recycling, along with lowering your carbon footprint, helps reserve water and reduce chemical pollution. To learn more, visit 2A Thrift.
Get To Know The Author...
Tara O'Doherty is the Co-Founder and CEO of voxie. Tara is a global award-winning strategist, marketer, designer, author, speaker and educator who lives in Toronto, Canada with her two fat dogs. She is best known for her SickKids VS digital work which resulted in numerous global awards and helped secure over 700 million dollars in donations for the hospital. She is also the former co-Founder and CPO of JADEO and ex-VP of Experience Strategy at Cossette Communications.