- 07 :: Keeping warm from the inside out with a warm drink kept warm longer in my insulated thermos...allowing for less rewarming in the microwave + for me to withstand a little bit lower thermostat temperature in our house.
- 08 :: Drinking local water enhances our ability to value this resource for ourselves + others too. Bottled water is often taken from drought ridden areas, packaged in plastic + trucked across the country. Let's preserve that resource for those who truly need it.
- 09 :: The bulk bins are out of commission these pandemic days, but we're still choosing loose fruits + veg in order to avoid packaging waste.
- 10 :: Choosing a compostable toothbrush has never been easier. The American Dental Association says that one billion toothbrushes are discarded every year in the USA, resulting in 50 million pounds of waste.
- 11 :: Using up all of the product still in the cabinets before purchasing an "ethical" version is the more zero-waste option.
- 12 :: Making a notepad out of one sided paper before recycling. Reuse what we cannot avoid...recycle after reusing.
- 13 :: Washing our clothing less saves water + power. I've worn these jeans every day for two weeks. No shame.
- 14 :: Using loose tea rather than teabags (many of which contain plastic). Loose tea eliminates the barrier between me + seeing the lovely tea too.
- 15 :: Getting outside no matter how cold it is. Connecting with nature, feeling the seasons shift + noticing climate change certainly fuels my desire to fight climate change.
- 16 :: Going paperless allows less paper to be made, delivered + discarded.
Hope you are keeping warm, northern hemisphere friends! :)