Easy Tips For a Greener Holiday Season

11/24/2021 9:33 am

During the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, the amount of waste we generate increases by a whopping 25%. That equates to an extra million tons each week in the form of food waste, shopping bags, bows, ribbons, packaging, and wrapping paper, to name a few. In addition, our energy consumption and carbon footprint go up by 30% and 5.5%, respectively. Our decorations alone use up a staggering 6.63 billion kilowatt-hours. Fortunately, being more mindful of sustainable consumption and making a few tweaks to our regular activities can keep our wallets and the planet greener, along with helping us focus more on what the holiday spirit is all about: caring and celebrating. So here are a few easy and fun ideas to green our holidays. 

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Plastic Pollution Crisis: Contaminating Our Oceans and Our Health

2/27/2020 11:00 am

Have you ever walked into CostCo or your neighborhood grocery or drug store and really looked around? We are surrounded by plastic. Our consumer society depends on inexpensive and moldable plastic to make containers for our soaps, medicines, and food products. And plastic is useful as it can help safeguard people from disease or contamination and then once used it can be thrown away.

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An Introduction To Regenerative Agriculture

1/31/2020 1:42 pm

What we eat is intensely personal. Our choices are based in pleasure, health and wellness, lifestyle, culture, income, convenience, religious beliefs and more. Furthermore, how food metabolizes in the body corresponds to how we feel, grow, repair and perform and is unique to our genetics, lifestyle and health history.

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Understanding Climate Change

1/29/2020 11:42 am

Over the past few years we have watched massive hurricanes destroy islands in the Caribbean and forest fires rage through California and Australia burning down homes and killing millions of animals. We watched a seventeen year old Swedish climate activist inspire students around the globe to demand political leaders take action to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions to stop climate change.

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Green Up Your Holiday Gifts Ideas

12/15/2019 7:42 pm

Can’t find the perfect gift? Desperate for gift ideas for people who “already have everything”? Or maybe you are ready for an alternative that won’t end up in a landfill someday. You can indulge your love of gifts, use it as your language of love, and show our Earth some love in the process.

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Your Awesome Power of Choice

12/11/2019 7:42 pm

When you talk about making sustainable choices, some are definitely easier than others. It’s hard to imagine a life where you never get on an airplane or you never purchase anything in plastic. These are things we all know would help our planet, but it takes a lot of thought and effort. However, when you are at a restaurant, looking over a huge menu at a place like the Cheesecake Factory or your favorite Italian eatery, it is VERY easy to pick plant-based items or even easier to pick vegetarian. Eating less meat is the most impactful change you can make. Between Seattle and Bellevue alone, you can find endless plant based eateries from ice cream, to pizza, Vietnamese, Mexican and more. Restaurants from Q’Doba to Burger King now serve plant based meals. It takes no effort at all, other than uttering a few words, to use your power of choice to help our planet.

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