How To Be More Sustainable

In honor of this year being Earth Day's 50th Anniversary, we have compiled a list of 10 things you can do to be more sustainable. Always remember: even the smallest change can make the biggest difference!

1. Eliminate Plastics

  • Switch to metal or bamboo straws.
  • Bring a reusable mug/cup when ordering coffee.
  • Instead of disposable sandwich bags, switch to reusable silicone sandwich bags.

2. Ditch Fast Fashion

  • Purchase clothing with a longer lifespan rather than trendy, disposable fashion.
  • Shop secondhand when you can!
  • If you're only going to wear it once, borrow or rent it.

3. Eat More Plants

  • It takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce one steak.
  • Try switching to a more plant-based diet, even if it's only for a certain amount of days each week.

4. Grow Your Own

  • If you have the space for it, try growing your own fruits, veggies, and herbs!
  • Herbs can be kept indoors in pots and place them in a spot with a lot of sunlight.

5. Support Local

  • Support local and small businesses!

6. Travel Slow

  • If it's close enough, walk or take your bike!
  • Try public transporation.

7. Shorter Showers

  • Take shorter showers and less baths.
  • Try timing your showers or even investing in a shower timer.

8. Save Paper

  • Limit your use of toilet paper.
  • Instead of paper towels and napkins, use reusable, washable towels. These can be purchased or you can cut your own from fabric.

9. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bags

  • Bring your own reusable bags or totes when shopping.

10. Reusable Products

  • Less usage of disposable products means less waste crowding our landfills!