Fall is here, and Fall means green. We're not talking leaves, we're talking ways to do good for our Mama Earth.
At BOX, we do what we can - we use biodegradable packaging and wipes, we reduce our carbon footprint by manufacturing in the US. But there are many many more ways to be green - ways that are as easy as 1,2,3:
Paper - It Has Two Sides: Like, duh. State the obvious much? But how many of us actually USE both sides? Think of how much waste we'd prevent from clogging our landfills if we just flipped it over. This goes for printing, too. Use both sides!
Unplug: Think about all the things that are humming along as we sleep - your phone, computer, blender, toaster, hairdryer, lava lamp. Why not get into the habit of unplugging or shutting down when we're not using our tools?
Take cold showers: Just kidding. We would never ask you to give up your hot shower. But can we ask your clothes to? Washing clothes on cold or warm means less energy going to heat water, which accounts for as much as 85% of the total energy used.
Meatless Mondays: Try it! Not only may you feel better living on a plant based diet, but you will relieve the earth of the enormous stress of raising and sustaining lifestock.
Go Fragrance Free: Synthetic fragrances can use chemicals that can disrupt hormones and when these chemicals are washed down the drain, they hurt our earth, just like they can hurt us. Use products made with essential oils or are fragrance free.
Recycle Fashion: Not only can you find the best stuff in vintage stores (stuff that no one else has - extra bonus), you are helping our earth digest the enormous amount of waste we produce on a daily basis.
So there you have it. 6 SUUUUPER easy ways to go green. Just take it from Kermit -
"When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? Why Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be."
Coudlnt' have said it better ourselves.