When I first started my blog I posted about working towards being more eco-friendly. While I still think that is a fantastic goal, what we need to be working towards is sustainability. I also have an article on Road Trip Sustainability. Here are some things that I use and that I am working towards.
Easy Ways to Make a Difference
- Ecosia – this is an internet browser that funds planting trees with ad revenue.
- Tab for a Cause – Donates to charity with ad revenue.
- Support local business, restaurants, and markets; especially those that do their best to source locally.
- Support 1% for the Planet businesses, these retailers donate to environmental causes.
- Support businesses working towards using biodegradable or recycled material.
- Support business that plant trees with each purchases such as Tree Tribe.
- Checkout brands like Bite Toothpaste that send needed hygiene products with as small a carbon footprint as possible.
- Switch to bamboo or recycled toilet paper.
- Consider donating to offset your carbon footprint and if you are flying or renting vehicle and it is an option, do it.
- Go zero waste or low waste in your day to day life.
- Cut meat from some of your meals – I’m not says go full vegan but reduce meat intake.
- Plant native flora in your landscaping.
- Plant flora that is good for native pollinators.
- Pickup trash on your walks around the neighborhood.
- Leave no trace and leave things better than you found them.
- Stay on the trails and don’t kill the plant life by stepping on them.
- Use what you have. Many think they need to update all of their things to sustainable versions but getting rid of items you already have creates more waste.
Articles That I Found Useful
- Afar: 5 Things to Look for in a Sustainable Hotel
- Lonely Planet: Earth Day: 7 easy tips for eco-friendly travel on a budget
- Kind Traveler: 11 Ways to Live a Climate-Friendly Life
- Green Matters: Level Up With These ~Weird~ Tips for Expert Zero-Waste Living
- Afar: Carbon Offsets Can Really Make a Difference—Here’s How
There are hundreds of other resources out there if you need them. We may not personally be responsible for the damage that has been done but this is our home and it is our responsibility to make it the best places that we can.
Thank you KW Photography for allowing me to use your wonderful photos!
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