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.
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.
When your reusable clothes and towels get dirty, they’re easily disinfected by boiling them in hot water. No waste necessary!
As most teachers and parents can confirm, children love to doodle and draw and it’s more than likely that you can scrounge up some old paper around the house. Don’t let that scrap paper go to waste!
There are a ton of opportunities to repurpose things around the house, upcycle, or get creative with the way you present your presents this holiday season!
You know when you’ve ordered something online and it arrives on your front porch in a box and you open that box only to find another box, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. It’s the holiday season and as we toss our gifts in the mail, Noel and Jacob unpack the problems with how we ship our gifts, some eco-friendly alternatives that will keep your stuff safe, and could your old socks and underwear be the gift that keeps on giving?!
For the month of March on Jamie’s Corner, we celebrate International Day of Forests, which reminds us all of how many trees are needed to make things like toilet paper and paper towels and what sustainable alternatives are available.
Image by T Lindenbaum / Creative Commons Companies, governments and individuals all across the world are searching for ways to lower our carbon footprint, improve sustainability, and turn towards a more environmentally-friendly way of life. Thus it is no surprise that the youth of today are not only getting in on the “green movement”, but […]