Earth seen from Apollo 17 courtesy of Wikipedia

It's your world too, do your part!

Tips for being environmentally friendly

Readers, I am a pretty big advocate of helping the environment. So here are some items and methods I have come across that can have a big impact from small everyday actions. Please feel free to add or share elsewhere... but most importantly adopt. 

To use:

  • Compostable Trash Bags
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Reusable produce bags
  • Tupperware/reusable lunch containers
  • Reusable / metal straws
  • Bamboo toothbrushes
  • Use bamboo/sugarcane derived napkins, toilet paper, and paper towels over tree-derived paper-towels
    • IF you really want to go wild, use reusable "paper" towels!
  • Reusable wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets (use scented oils if you need a specific scent)
  • Laundry pods that are environmentally safe
  • Toothpaste powder or pills instead of tubes
  • Shampoo/conditioner/soap bars instead of plastic containers OR buy shampoo/conditioner/soap in plant based “plastic” containers that are compostable OR shampoo pods that are environmentally safe OR buy shampoo/conditioner/soap from a company that will refill your metal bottles
  • Silicone baggies instead of Ziploc bags


To do:

  • Bring your own coffee to-go mug to your favorite coffee shops instead of disposable ones
  • Recycle your recyclables
  • Compost your compostable items
  • Carry your own silverware/chopsticks so you don’t have to use one-time use items
  • Walk / bike / rollerblade / ride your scooter or skateboard when you have the option to not drive
  • Build an insect hotel on your property – provide bees a place to live!
  • Take plastic shopping bags to places like Walmart or Target where they collect and recycle them
  • Cut down on meat consumption


Want to learn some more? Here is a great TED talk by Steven Chu, who is a Nobel Prize winner and former secretary for energy. He discusses climate change and solutions for sustainability. The first 20 minutes are a real bummer, but he's pretty funny when talking about the earth's doom at our own doing. A lot of the rest of it is about large scale tech solutions.


Stay safe and successful!





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