Make it a goal to always say no when a cashier offers you a shopping bag. YACO makes very cool sustainable shopping bags.
Did you know you can cook pasta by bringing it to the boil, putting the lid on the pan and turning the gas off?
Donating and reusing one kilo of clothing results in a CO2 reduction of 3.6 kilos and saves 6.000 liters or 1.500 gallons of water. Plus, reusing is good karma!
Stop showering one minute earlier. If everyone did this, it would save 28 million liters or 7.5 million gallons of water annually. Wow!
Do you have a leaky faucet at home? Repair it immediately. Ten drops of water per minute may not seem like a big deal, but it can add up to 1.100 liters or 300 gallons per year. Ouch.
It takes time to get hot water from your tap. Occasionally, give cold water to your plants. Or your cat.
Do you always say NO to a shopping bag, but stuff your produce in plastic bags? It’s easy to stop this by bringing your own little bags.
Don’t want your lunch bag anymore after you’ve eaten? Buy a reusable lunch bag instead—like these from Keep Leaf.
It takes as much water to manufacture one t-shirt takes as it takes to shower 55 times. Wear your clothes for longer, or give them away when you’re done with them.
Do you enjoy walks on the beach? Take a garbage bag with you and fill it with all the plastic waste you come across. Then take the bag to a plastic waste container.