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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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!)
Buy fresh produce - it’s healthier AND it cuts down on plastic container use
Use eco-friendly cleaning products (here’s one to get you started)
Write with these ballpoint pens that are made from recycled water bottles
Use these shampoo and conditioner bars that cut down on single-use plastics
Carpool with your friends if you have the same destination
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!)