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How do I become more Eco-friendly? 



Less Paper, More Recycling:

Breath in, Breathe out. That simple task requires the oxygen used by trees. 

Using less paper and recycling the paper you do use, you can help improve the world as we know it. Reducing the paper you do use can keep the matures trees that do exist from getting torn down and made into that paper. 


Shop with Reusable Bags:

The plastic bags you get whenever you take your weekly trip to the grocery store doesn’t do any good for the environment. That plastic often ends up in the garbage, where they are getting put into landfills. That plastic bag can take anywhere from 10 to 100 years to degrade in that very landfill. If you are using plastic bags, just practice the act of reusing them or recycling them can make a world of difference.


Reduce Water Consumption:

The average American household consumes 80-100 gallons of water at home per day. Little things that you can do to reduce your water consumption include turning off the water while you are brushing your teeth. Reducing the time spent in the shower can save multiple gallons of water. Every single minute, the average person uses 2.1 gallons of water in the shower. Reducing even 3 minutes in the shower can save 6.3 gallons of water from being used. One thing a household can invest in is a low flush toilet, which uses less water to flush, potentially saving 2 litres of water per flush. 


Choose Socially Responsible Companies:

When thinking about how to become more eco-friendly, one responsibility you have as a consumer is to choose an environmentally responsible company. Some examples of eco-friendly companies to support include IKEA, Patagonia, Toms, and Apple.These companies focus on giving back to the communities around them and giving back to the environment. 



Image by Tyler Casey
Vegetable Patch
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