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10 Ways YOU Can Take Pollution Down to Zero

It’s easy to feel like pollution is an overwhelming, unsolvable problem. But there is something YOU can do about it! Here are 10 Simple Habits you can adopt to help reduce your carbon footprint, and take pollution down to zero!

Ditch the plastic straws and utensils

 

 

 

500,000,000 plastic straws are thrown away every day in the U.S. alone. Carry reusable stainless steel or bamboo utensils, and save some plastic from reaching a landfill!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrate with a Reusable Water Bottle

 

 

 

Did you know 20,000 plastic bottles are thrown away each second? Reduce your own plastic bottle consumption, and opt to use a reusable water bottle instead.

 

 

 

 

 

Compost Your Food Waste

 

 

 

Keep your food from wasting in a landfill and turn it into healthy soil! Food that naturally breaks down will turn into rich, nutrient-dense soil, that keeps carbon from going into the atmosphere and keeps it in the earth where it belongs!

 

 

 

 

Plant a Garden

 

 

Use those food scraps you’ve composted to grow healthy, pesticide-free veggies to eat! You can also plant certain flowers and plants that attract pollinators, and act as a natural pest control!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transform Your Transit

 

 

 

Keep your gas consumption and carbon emissions down by using public transit, biking, or carpooling with someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meatless Mondays

 

 

 

Did you know eating one vegetarian meal one day a week could massively cut down greenhouse gasses, equivalent to a car driving 1,160 miles? It’s also better for your own health!

 

 

 

 

 

Choose to Reuse

 

 

 

Use a reusable fabric bag for shopping instead of single-use plastic bags!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Your Flow

 

 

 

Use a low flow shower head to use less water when you wash. Also challenge yourself to cut down your shower time; just two minutes less saves 10 gallons of water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Beauty

 

 

 

Use beauty products with less plastic packaging, like bar soap and shampoo instead of liquids that come in a plastic bottle, and reusable cotton pads for make-up removal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind Your Beeswax

 

 

 

 

Wrap your lunch in reusable beeswax instead of plastic cling wrap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

These might seem like small changes, but they add up to a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint. Remember, when it comes to helping the Planet, the Power is Yours! Looking to engage more with the outdoors? Click here for fun and easy activities.