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16 Tips to Re-use, Reduce, and Recycle

  1. One day a Week: Walk, bicycle, carpool or take public transit. You’ll be reducing huge amounts of carbon pollutants.
  2. Bring Your Own Bag or Basket to the Market –Diverting millions of pounds of plastic from our landfills and oceans.
  3. Commit to making as many purchases as possible in glass –not plastic. Our landfills, as well as our oceans are filling up with plastic and putting our marine life at risk.
  4. Plant something on your patio, or in your yard. This begins your connection with nature, and helps to create more oxygen.
  5. Look for the organic label on the produce you purchase (some markings just have numbers beginning with #9). You’ll be supporting your own health, and reducing toxic pesticide pollution.
  6. Recycle glass, plastic, aluminum, and paper. You’ll be decreasing our carbon footprint, and supporting the renew- able industries.
  7. Plant organic edibles on your patio, or garden. The satisfaction and food you get will be worth your effort.
  8. Share “green” information with your family and friends. This becomes a great source of information and support for all.
  9. Patronize restaurants that offer organic choices. Everyone will benefit.
  10. Ask your local market and restaurant to carry more organic variety. This lets owners know what you care about.
  11. Speak up when vendors use unrecyclable styrofoam or plastic. Ask for bio-degradable utensils and packaging.
  12. Use bio-compatible cleaning, laundry and pet shampoo, etc., products. Trust that you’ll be making a large difference.
  13. When purchasing, look for products that use renewable sources. You’ll be helping to save the old growth, and rain forest integrity.
  14. Frequent local Farmers Markets. They’ve done the research and quality control for us.
  15. Whenever possible buy locally produced goods. This lessens carbon pollution, creating a cleaner air for all of us.
  16. If possible, compost your organic green waste, and use it in your own or your neighbor’s garden. Everyone wins!