3. SIMPLE AS TAP:
THE MESSAGE: Convenience and excellent marketing might make bottled water appealing, but it’s not worth the environmental impact.
DO THE GREEN THING: Choose tap water over bottled drinks whenever you can and buy a reusable bottle that you can refill. If you do buy a bottled drink, remember to recycle!
4. USE THE SUN:
THE MESSAGE: Life as we know it is inextricably linked to the lightbulb, yet it comes at a significant cost to the planet. Not to mention, 90 percent of the energy used to power a conventional bulb is lost through heat – which means wasted energy and money.
THE GREEN THING: Turn off your lights during the daytime and when you’re not using them. Make use of summer days and enjoy as much natural sunlight as possible.
5. IT’S BETTER BY STAIRS:
THE MESSAGE: It’s the little things that count. Making a small change, like taking the stairs, not only benefits the planet, but your own well-being.
DO THE GREEN THING: Opt for the stairs over the elevator! Taking the stairs reduces rates of heart failure, as well as saving energy.
6. JUST YOU AND VEG:
THE MESSAGE: Eating meat can have a tremendous environmental impact. The global livestock industry actually produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships put together.
DO THE GREEN THING: Give vegetables a chance to play the lead role in your meals a little more often. Start every week with a veg pledge as part of Meat Free Mondays or limit your meat-eating to the weekends.
7. HAPPINESS RESTORED:
THE MESSAGE: Not everything that is broken is trash. The more we ‘make-do and mend,‘ the less resources we consume.
DO THE GREEN THING: Discover the art of upcycling, learn how to mend torn clothes, or keep a tool box handy in case something is in need of repair.
8. NOT MY SEASON:
THE MESSAGE: There are plenty of reasons to eat what’s ‘in right now.’ Sticking to seasonal foods reduces carbon footprint, lower costs, increases nutrition - and the taste is so much better.
DO THE GREEN THING: Stay up-to-date about what fruits and veggies are in season and buy produce from local growers.
9. STITCH DON’T DITCH:
THE MESSAGE: Extending the average life of clothes by just three months could reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of your wardrobe by up to 10 percent. Why throw out something you can fix?
DO THE GREEN THING: Watch online tutorials to learn how to salvage your clothes, arrange a clothes swap with your friends, and shop for secondhand clothes.
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