Looking for practical ways to carry out ACC’s mission of protecting our environment for generations to come? Keep reading to find sustainable tips for eco-friendly living.

All of these tips came from our staff here at ACC, so the list will constantly grow - and if you have any additional tips, feel free to send them to bethany@acc.eco!

Whether you practice one or all of these tips, even small changes in your daily routine can have a large impact on our environment if we all work together to achieve change.

Reducing waste:

  • Recycle (correctly)

  • Pick up trash when you see it out on the street

  • Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated

  • Be mindful of single use plastic - bring a thermos or reusable cup with you if you’re a frequent coffee/tea buyer

  • Use stainless steel or silicone straws for multiple uses

  • Bring reusable bags to the grocery store - or use paper ones to cut down on plastic use!

  • Recycle your empty makeup containers (MAC lets you exchange empty lipstick tubes for new ones!)

Food related changes:

  • Use organizations that aim to reduce food waste (one example is here!)

  • Use reusable food storage products (here’s one option, and here’s another!)

  • Buy fresh produce - it’s healthier AND it cuts down on plastic container use

Lifestyle tips:

Conserving energy:

  • Use rechargeable batteries

  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room - it saves you money and conserves energy

  • Switch to renewables: actions like installing solar panels on your home help you take advantage of alternative energies

  • Don’t leave water running

  • Change your showerhead to one that conserves water (an inexpensive option is here!)