A Few Tips for Real Green Living
1. Refuse single-use disposable wastes, especially products made from plastics. Instead, invest in durable and reusable items. Reusable cups, utensils, to-go containers, and bags are a start! Bring your own!
2. Simplify! Rethink your consumer wants and needs. Donate, sell, or recycle unwanted items. Clear the clutter. And when it's time to purchase, invest in lasting, repairable, and reusable items. You'll save money in the long run and give companies and businesses incentive to make durable and lasting products in the future.
3. Support community. Feed your community by supporting your community! Neighbor sharing, farmer's markets, community supported agriculture, and local and handmade goods. Many times when I shop locally, it's easier for me to find products that are not packaged.
4. Drastically limit or avoid meat and dairy products. Water, land, and air pollution from animal livestock production is huge. For example, animal agriculture produces 65% of the world's nitrous oxide (296 times greater than CO2 per pound), 30% of the world's water consumption, contributor of ocean dead zones, habit loss, and extinction are all in the mix from livestock production.