Make Everyday Earth Day
While we only have it for one day on our calendar, we can still make a habit of practicing Earth Day — everyday.
Prefer products that are durable and reusable, as it limits the primary resources needed.
Bring reusable bags when shopping, travel or anywhere you go.
Remove your name from the the DMA list to reduce the amount of unwanted mail. DMA List
Buying bulk can reduce the amount of individual packaging and transportation resources.
Water is an essential natural resource. Don’t let the water run when brushing your teeth, shorten your showers, update landscaping to be drought-tolerant. Every little bit helps.
Instead of throwing away, donate the items you do not want to places who assist others.
Rather then throw away items, fix them up and keep on loving 'um. Extending the life your stuff helps the landfill, and can save money!
Its always good to share! Sharing your unneeded items with others help prolong the life out of the item, thus reducing waste and need for resources.
Diapers are one of the single largest items that fill our landfills. With our cotton Diaper Service, the amount of landfill directed waste from diapering your child is significantly reduced. The diapers are reused, with thorough and efficient washing, until they are ready to retire (discoloration has no bearing on its cleanliness and baby-worthiness.) Once the diapers are retired, they become renewed cotton cloth's – ready to start a new phase of life.
This is where you put your aluminum cans, cardboard, plastic items, and glass. Some municipalities operate differently, so check with them as well.
Its easy to create a family compost for your food waste. It makes great fertilizer for your yard!
Our electronics have such a short life-cycle, yet they contain many important and rare elements. Properly recycling them is crucial. Bay Area E-waste