Other Tips

  • Carry your own reusable mug. Not only will you be helping the environment by reducing waste, Jo's will give you a discount on your drinks, too.
  • Batteries are little containers of toxic waste. Reduce your battery usage by using rechargeable ones. Remember to dispose of all batteries properly.
  • Don't throw your cigarette butts on the ground. Find a trashcan or put it in your pocket until you find one.
  • Wrapping a present? Don't bother wasting money on fancy papers and bows, use other materials that look cool like newspaper or old maps. Be creative.
  • Take a stand and stop using throwaway plastic or paper eating ware. Use ceramic or porcelain dishes, it saves from waste and saves you money.
  • Eating out? Don't leave food behind, get it to go. The US alone wastes a quarter of all the food it produces.
  • Drink soda? Refrain from the convenience of bottles or cans, use easier to recycle paper and buy from the fountain.
  • Drinks from the coffee shop are irresistible, but using their disposable containers isn't. Resist the ease and carry a thermos wherever you go.
  • Avoid doing your workouts on equipment that uses electricity. Running on the treadmill could easily be exchanged for a run on the track if the weather is nice, then you could run to the gym to lift weights.
  • Packing your lunch is a great way to save money, and the way to save even more money and the environment, too, is to pack in reusable containers instead of plastic bags, etc. Candy wrappers are often times difficult to recycle, so buy in bulk. Same goes for vending machine items.
  • PB&J's are a classic, so be classy and buy fresh baked bread from the local bakery in your grocery store. You can recycle the paper wrapper and while saving on transportation and freezing used to get brand names to the store. Also, get the biggest containers of peanut butter and jelly to save on packaging.

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