Fast Food Trash

About 50% of our litter comes from fast food restaurants. This isn’t just litter, it is also Earth’s resources, which aren’t endless. Solution: Stop eating at fast food restaurants! When you do, limit the packaging. Don’t take the bag, don’t get a drink (bring your own reusable water bottle), don’t take extra napkins, ketchup, etc.

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500,000,000 drinking straws every day!

Every day humans use 500,000,000 drinking straws. These pollute habitats and in particular our oceans, harming and killing ocean animals including dolphins, turtles and whales. Solution: Tell the waiter “no thank you” and let the management know about the dangers these pose for wildlife. Let your friends know, too. We all learn how to drink […]

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Plastic bags!

The effects of plastic bags on the environment are truly devastating. We use an estimated 1 trillion each year! Recycling and burning produces toxic gases, while the bags in our oceans are very dangerous, often deadly, for sea life. Food storage bags aren’t much better as these also do not decompose and add to the […]

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Holidays

By the time Christmas arrives, we’ve already consumed all of the resources the planet was able to produce for the year. In 2016 this happened on August 8. We’ve been exceeding her ability to keep up with us since 1970! Remember, Christmas isn’t about buying stuff. Love Mother Earth and discover new ways to celebrate […]

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Clothing

According to Christina Dean, founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry, she estimates the waste produced in clothing and textiles to be in the millions and millions of toxic tonnes. Second Hand Clothing – Support great local second-hand stores. Most every town has at least one! Use […]

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Palm Oil – Rainforest Destroyer!

Don’t Buy Palm Oil Products – Palm Oil is the biggest reason we are losing the rain forests around the globe and all the rare animal species along with them. Each year manufacturers burn down nearly 50 million acres of rain forest in order to plant palm trees to harvest palm oil for their products. […]

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Buy Local

As the climate changes it will become more and more important for each of us to rely on our local economy for the things we need. Start building habits now. Consider barter and trade as options! Food – Transportation of meat and produce is a big contributor to greenhouse gases. Think about tomatoes, which are mostly water, […]

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Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers – yikes!

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has calculated we have about 60 years of harvests left due to serious degradation of our soils. This has happened due to over tilling and the use of herbicides, like RoundUp and other crop desiccants, and also manmade fertilizers and pesticides. These chemicals poison both the soil and […]

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Electronics

Manufacturers design most of our products to have a planned obsolescence. This way, we have to replace them and we keep the manufacturers in business. Unfortunately, with 7.5 billion people on the planet this amounts to tons of waste every year. Repair It -Repair the item instead of throwing it away and buying a new one. Recycle […]

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