Go paperless | Tuesday Tip

Going paperless helps to reduce CO2 emissions. Turning a single tree into 17 reams of paper results in around 110 lbs of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. 

Skip the plastic bag | Tuesday Tip

It’s always best to bring your own reusable bag and avoid plastic altogether. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags.

Connect with nature | Tuesday Tip

Try growing flowers or vegetables, or get a bird feeder or if planting isn’t your thing. You can even connect to nature through stories, art and cinema.

Aim for smaller portions | Tuesday Tip

We often forget that we are part of a much larger ecosystem and that our poor health so often results in a poor environment as well. 

Dispose your pet’s waste responsibly | Tuesday Tip

According to the EPA, the most sustainable way to dispose of dog poop is to flush it down the toilet. Composting of pet waste is possible, but do your research first, especially if you are producing vegetables or fruit to eat. 

Safeguard storm drains | Tuesday Tip

It is a common misconception that storm drains lead to a wastewater treatment plant, but in many urban and rural settings, the water entering drains receives no treatment and is discharged directly into the closest waterway. 

Choose the right lights | Tuesday Tip

Fluorescent, or CFL bulbs, are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, and LEDs are even more so. See what your home capabilities are and choose the most energy efficient lighting you can find!

Clean up with washable cloth | Tuesday Tip

Paper towels cannot be recycled. This means that the 3000+ tons of paper towel waste used each day in the U.S. is ultimately ending up in landfills.

Use matches over lighters | Tuesday Tip

Unlike lighters, matches are made from wood or paper, which is easily biodegradable and won’t contribute to the waste problem in the world.

Keep the oven door shut | Tuesday Tip

When baking, try to resist the temptation to peek at those cookies every 2 minutes to see if they are ready yet.