We can all do our part to help the environment. From using less water to teaching your kids about recycling, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Join us this month – and every other – in taking simple actions to live more sustainably:
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Pass on paper cups
Paper accounts for nearly 27% of solid waste in the U.S.—more than any other material. If you pass on paper cups each day for one month, you will not only avoid paper waste, but also help reduce more than 7 pounds of CO2 emitted in their manufacturing process.
And making this change is simple. Bring your own reusable mug and fill it with sustainable coffee or tea. Choose , a brand committed to being 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, and you’ll save the paper cup and also support sustainable sourcing.
Save in the shower
Shaving two minutes off your daily shower can save more than 135 gallons of water per month. It can be tough to keep track of time in a steamy shower, so try this trick: Play your favorite five-minute song and aim to finish before its ends.
Start your week off right and try eating vegetarian for the day. Not only is it a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint, it’s also a great opportunity to incorporate new proteins and veggies into your diet that you normally don’t cook with. Go big on flavors with fresh herbs and spices to keep it something the whole family will look forward to every Monday.