Carbon offsets for travel | Tuesday Tip

Travel offsets are voluntary programs that allow travelers to compensate for the amount of carbon dioxide their flight puts out with a reduction of the same amount through environmental action.

Dishwashers can help save water | Tuesday Tip

A dishwasher is more water-efficient than washing by hand when you have a full load. Wash by hand if you’ve only got a few dirty plates, or you’re in a small household where it’s not practical to wait until the dishwasher’s full.

Make camping more eco-friendly | Tuesday Tip

Always remember to go camping with environmental stewardship at the forefront of your mind, and make smart decisions that minimize your impact on the world around you.

Use certified wood for projects | Tuesday Tip

Sustainably sourced wood minimizes the impact of logging on forests and the surrounding wildlife and communities.

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.