Use of public transportation can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, respiratory disease from smog and air pollution, extreme weather and increased wild fires,
Compost is not as difficult as it sounds and has huge benefits. Emissions coming from food waste in landfills, are released into the atmosphere, contributing to increased temperatures. Compost allows food scraps to become nutritious, organic material to add to soil and help plants grow. You can order a compost bin online and sign up for pick up services for a small fee or drop off at a compost location near you.
Buying re-usable water bottles, spray bottles for household cleaning, food wraps to replace plastic wrap, silicone bags to store leftovers, lunches and snacks, compostable trash bags, and dish cloths to replace paper towels are all ways to reduce harm to our environment.
The apparel industry affects earth's water supply through pollution. Wastewater toxins from the fashion industry include toxic substances like lead and mercury. You can help eliminate these toxins buy shopping at a thrift store, borrow and exchange clothes with friends, wear a sustainable brand, air dry your laundry, re-wear a single use item, donate clothes to charity, or re-vamp your current wardrobe through mending items and altering them.
Shifting to more plant-based foods can help combat climate change, soil, air and water pollution, and many other environmental troubles caused by industrial livestock production. If we all ate fewer meals with meat or dairy each week, we can have a huge impact on our collective health and the health of the planet.
By buying and eating local, we are able to enjoy produce that is not only fresh and nutritious but contributing to less waste, since produce is brought directly from farm to table.