Be A Planet-Saving Hero All Year Round.
FACTS: “Keeping up a business-as-usual trend will have plastic outweighing fish in the ocean by 2050.” -EARTHDAY.ORG
We can’t imagine any scenario in which that would be a good thing for anyone. But we do know that spreading awareness changes things for the better. That’s why we want to take this Earth Day as an opportunity to drop some knowledge that can uplift us all.
Stir with a spoon.
Just say no to coffee stirrers and plastic straws. Simply use a spoon—or metallic straw—to stir, then simply wash and reuse it. Check out the local brand “Rise & Shine” who’s helping make an impact with their great-looking gold and silver metal straws.
Prefer to go paperless.
“If every US household opted to receive online statements rather than paper, then we could save 18.5 million trees, 2.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases, and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste per year.” Seriously, come on. It’s 2019. Say goodbye to paper every chance you get (CVS—we’re looking at you).
Choose Earth-friendly fire.
The fact is that all lighters are bad for the environment—1.5 billion of them end up in landfills every year, and their composition is of plastic and butane. If you want to be environmentally-friendly about your fire, please opt to strike a match instead.
Commit to a container.
Let’s keep our beaches beautiful, our beaches clean, and our animals safe. Choose to use reusable cold and hot drinking bottles over disposable plastic ones. Whether you’re staying hydrated, enjoying your latte or loving your cold brew, choosing a temperature-keeping container to tote your beverage is the savvy and responsible thing to do.
Make second-hand second nature.
Donate goods and clothes that are still in good usable condition. Someone out there will be grateful you did, and you might benefit from some tax savings as well. And next time you’re shopping, consider checking out second hand places first for unique and rare used items at a fraction of the cost. For the best vintage clothing or records in Miami check out the French 75 Vintage collection at Wynwood Shop.
Curb your meat consumption,
You don’t have to convert to veganism—but committing to just one meat-free day a week makes a difference on the impact meat-consumption has on the planet. If you didn’t know, it takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just a single pound of beef—and a single hamburger can be partially responsible for the destruction of fifty-five square feet of forest.
Light up with energy efficient bulbs.
Energy efficient lightbulbs are a bright and simple way to reduce the amount of power you use. Think about this: if every house in the USA opted for energy-efficient bulbs, it would reduce as much pollution as removing one million cars from the road!
Lastly, see how you’re making an impact. We suggest taking the Oceans and Plastic Pollution quiz.
Making a difference starts with you, so please share this blog post with a friend or two.