In honor of Earth Day week, we decided to make a list of of all the ways YOU can become more eco-friendly in your everyday life! ????????
1️⃣ Reduce Food Waste
-Shop from bulk bins. Some products you can get include: flour, sugar, cereal/granola, oats, nuts/seeds, beans/lentils, and grains. This also makes it easy to buy the exact amounts that you need so you don’t end up buying too much plus you aren’t wasting extra packaging products usually come in.
-Use mason jars and reusable bags when buying in bulk
-Start a garden and eat the fruits and veggies from it! (This also cuts down on your carbon footprint)
-Start a compost and use it to fertilize your plants/garden
-Use loose leaf tea rather than packaged tea
-Purchase foods that come in recyclable or compostable packaging
*Did YOU know that our Organic Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages are 100% recyclable?*
2️⃣ Shop Mindfully
-Say NO to shopping bags! Not just at grocery stores, but even at the mall ????️
-Bring your own reusable/collapsible bags ! (Keep one in your car at all times)
-Shop Local: Both clothing and food. This also supports the local economy!
-Shop Second-Hand: –Local thrift shops such as Goodwill or ones that donate money to charities
-Online/phone applications: Thred Up, Poshmark, Vinted, eBay, letgo, and Craigslist
-Think before you purchase! Do you really NEED it? Can you fix it before replacing it?
-Purchase from eco-conscious brands that use recyclable packaging/materials, sustainable ingredients, and are part of organizations such as 1% for the Planet
-Purchase Certified USDA Organic products
*Did YOU know that Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the planet, Non-GMO, and USDA Organic?*
3️⃣ Reusable Products
-Glass, stainless steel, and silicone storage containers are perfect to use for packed lunches
-Bring them to restaurants, especially when you know you will have leftovers
-Bring a reusable water bottle or cup when going out to buy drinks such as smoothies, coffee, or tea
-Say NO to plastic straws or bring your own stainless steel straw
-Use washable cloths instead of paper towels
4️⃣ Bathroom Tips:
-Take shorter showers ????
-Use products that minimize packaging waste such as shampoo and soap bars and toothpaste tablets
-Use biodegradable products such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap (You can purchase their products in bulk as well!)
-Washable makeup and hygiene products such as face wipes, makeup pads, and feminine products
-Use wooden combs and toothbrushes instead of plastic ones
-Use GREEN cleaning products: Opt for all natural and organic methods of cleaning
-Walk, run, skateboard, roller blade, scooter, bike – these are ALL options you can take instead of driving! ????
-There are also options such as electric vehicles, electric scooters and bikes, and public transportation that help to lessen greenhouse gas emissions
-Park further away (Bonus, you get more exercise!)
Take a minute before throwing your trash in the garbage to find out if you can recycle it instead ♻️