10 Easy Steps:
- Bring your own bags to the grocery store.
- Actually eat the food you buy, and compost the food scrap left-overs.
- Rid yourself of disposable single-use items by keeping your own durable version close at hand. (i.e. straws, utensils, tubberware containers, carrying bags, etc.) I draw the line at bringing my own handkerchief places rather than using tissues, but, hey, I’m not that cool.
- Drink tap water out of your own water bottle. Even the dank tap water down here in Orlando gets familiar after a few days, and doesn’t really have a taste anymore.
- Shop smart and eat what you buy.
- Sign up for electronic bills, statements, etc. (Fun fact: The average American household receives 848 pieces of junk mail per household, equal to 1.5 trees every year—more than 100 million trees for all U.S. households combined.)
- Pack your own lunch instead of getting it to-go. This will save you an inexplicable amount of money too.
- Recycle even the hard stuff – (i.e. e-waste, batteries, light bulbs, textiles, mattresses, wood).
- Minimize your material possessions and learn the power of saying “no” to more stuff.
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