Ways To Reduce Environmental Impact
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10 Ways to be a good friend to the earth

Lately it's been all about plastic straws, but let me show you some other great ways to help the planet we all call home


1. Reusable bags

Use reusable bags for more than your groceries! Keep them in your car for all your other shopping.

2. Get a travel mug

Big Starbucks lover? They have a reusable option!

3. Avoid plastics for leftovers

If you think you might have leftovers at a restaurant, bring your own Tupperware!

4. Use a reusable water bottle

Avoid plastic bottles that'll only be used one time.

5. Use less water

Take shorter showers and don't leave the water running when you don't need to!

6. Reduce the use of AC/heat

If none of your roommates are going to be in town for the weekend, the AC doesn't need to be on full blast.

7. Don't use plastic utensils

Avoid this by carrying some around with you when you're out!

8. Don't use your dryer for everything!

If you can, use a clothesline or a drying rack.

9. Be aware of how much you're printing

Do those 30-page notes need to be printed? Or could you just read them on your computer? While it is less convenient, less paper used means fewer trees cut down!

10. Buy things with less packaging

If possible, buy things like bananas and corn unpackaged! Nature gives them their own packaging that can be composted!

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