4 Ways To Be Eco-Friendly This Fall
BACK TO SCHOOL
Back to school is always an exciting time of the year! While the kids are out of the house learning and growing, there are a lot of opportunities to be sustainable! For example, pack your kids’ lunches in reusable containers and ditch the plastic sandwich bags and cutlery – you don’t need them! Also, take advantage of the local bus system instead of driving your kids to school everyday. Not only is using public transportation better for the environment, it’ll also help cut traffic in the mornings and help you save some extra gas money too. If you must drive, carpooling with the neighbourhood kids is also an option. It’s a win-win situation.
CLEAN WITH GREEN
Winter will be here before we know it. So, while the weather is still warm, some of you may want to do some deep cleaning before the cold sets. This is the perfect time to switch to green cleaning products! Most brand name cleaners you get at the store are full of toxins and chemicals that are not only bad for your health, but it is also toxic for the environment when they enter the air and water sources. Switching to green cleaning products will help keep pollutants out of our environment and make sure you and your loved ones are not exposed to harmful substances.
Pumpkin season is almost here! Take advantage of locally grown crops and enjoy a delicious variety of autumn veggies! Buying food from your local farmer’s market is a great way to support your local businesses and boost the local economy. On top of that, buying local also reduces the environmental impacts of transportation. Most of the produce found in grocery stores have to travel very long distances to get to their destination, making it very environmentally damaging. Shopping local is better for the economy, the environment, and your taste buds! Pick up some locally grown onions and potatoes today!
LEARN TO LOVE SUSTAINABLE FASHION
A shift in seasons bring a shift in wardrobes. Unfortunately, the fashion and textiles industry is the second largest polluter in the world, second only to big oil. That’s a lot of pollution! But not all hope is lost; you can always shop brands that are environmentally conscience. There are also plenty of thrift shops to choose from as a fashion consumer. Most of these places also accept donations, so even if you’re not planning a shopping spree any time soon, you can still contribute by donating to others. Bring out your inner thrifter!
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