We love a good listicle, don’t you? In honour of Earth Month, we’re sharing twenty five eco-friendly tips to celebrate.
1. Skip Plastic Wrap
Instead, keep a stack of reusable storage containers around or use beeswax wrap.
2. Compost Food Scraps
You’ll put your food scraps to good use and reduce greenhouse gases. Depending on where you live, you can compost in your backyard or have it picked up by the city. If you’re composting in your backyard, this article by The Spruce does a great job of explaining how to get started.
3. Fix Leaky Faucets
4. Grow Your Favourite Herbs
And produce, if you’ve got the space. Herbs are an easy way to see if you have a green thumb. They don’t take up a lots of space, and you can set them up in your kitchen windowsill, back porch or balcony, or in your garden.
5. Cook Plant-Based Meals
One of the most impactful habits we can change is our meat and dairy consumption (1). By eating less meat and dairy we can reduce our environmental impact, discover new plant-based favourites, and have fun in the process. Some of our go-to plant-based recipe developers are The Minimalist Baker, Oh She Glows, The First Mess, and Fraiche Living.
6. First In, First Out
If you’ve worked in a restaurant you’ll know this saying well. Shortened to FIFO, this motto means using up the produce and foods you’ve bought first, before they go bad. If it’s the first carrot you bought, it’s the first one out of the fridge and into the pan.
7. Join a Community-Supported Agriculture Business
Get local produce and foods delivered to your door. What’s not to love? This list features the CSA options in the Greenbelt.
8. Plan Your Family’s Meals
Buy just what you need and avoid excess food waste.
9. Don’t run the Dishwasher or Laundry Machine Until They’re Full
10. Fill Your Home with Air-Filtering Plants
You’ll breathe better and enjoy a lush space. Visit our friends at Foli for all things green.
11. Volunteer to clean up your local park, beach, or highway
12. Use a Safety Razor instead of Disposables
13. Use Solid Soap Instead of Liquid for Your Body and Hair
14. When you buy something new, buy something that will last
15. Swap Disposable Cotton Balls for Reusable Cotton Rounds16. Wash Your Clothing in Cold Water
It uses less energy and it’s better for your clothes!17. Hang your Clothes to Dry
Use a clothesline or a drying rack to skip the dryer machine.18. Open the Curtains and Take Advantage of Natural Light
Instead of using electricity, turn the lights off and open the curtains! Just be sure to close them at night to keep your heat in.19. Carry Reusable Bags
Keep a few reusable bags with you at all times so you’re prepared for the last-minute grocery shop. We love Baggu.20. Repair What’s Broken Instead of Throwing it Away
21. Use Biodegradable Products
This is especially important when you know they’ll eventually go down the drain, like shampoo and dish soap. Rest easy - all of our products are biodegradable.22. Buy in Bulk
Check out our store locator to find a local bulk goods retailer near you.23. If it Takes Less than 15 minutes to Walk to Your Destination, Walk!
24. Refill Your Liquids
We’ve got you covered with our At-Home Refill Stations.25. Shop Secondhand
Stop by thrift stores, check out Facebook Marketplace, or swap items with your friends.
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