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Julie Wong
Julie Wong

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Here’s a nice list of green living ideas for Earth week

EAT MORE PLANTS AND LESS MEAT/DAIRY
One of the most effective ways to help our planet is to reduce meat and dairy consumption. Animal agriculture produces more green house gases than the entire transportation sector globally.

SHOP AT FARMERS’ MARKETS
When we buy local, we reduce our food’s carbon footprint significantly through minimising transportation and packaging.

JOIN BUY NOTHING OR OTHER “GIFT ECONOMY”
Buy Nothing is an international project with a mission to offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbours. 

SHOP SECONDHAND CLOTHING/HOME DECOR
The fashion industry leaves a huge carbon footprint, and trends over the beginning of the 21st century show that consumers buy more garments and keep them for less time…aka fast fashion.

ORDER A COMPOST BIN
Contact your local utility company to inquire about getting compost bins.

REQUEST A LARGER RECYCLING BIN / SMALLER GARBAGE BIN
Contact your local utility company to check your options for recycling bin sizes.

CONSIDER AN IMPERFECT BOX SUBSCRIPTION
Although misshapen or blemished, the food is still perfectly delicious and nutritious. 

See the full list here

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Oli Guei

Good share @julie
I think in the UK, most councils provide compost bins to every household. And if you don’t have one, it’s easy to order it

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Maxine

it’s also a good investment to own a compost bin even if you don’t have one from your local government