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Ways to Save the Earth

Here are some ENC Staff Tips to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle! If we forgot something, please email us!

Buy these inexpensive items to save the planet:

  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Bring your own reusable utensils/straw
  • Use cloth napkins & towels instead of paper
  • Carry reusable To Go containers for leftovers
  • Use re-usable shopping bags everywhere you shop.
  • Use re-usable produce bags and shop in the bulk section
  • Use silicone baking sheets and cupcake holders instead of disposable paper.
  • Use a reusable razor instead of disposable
  • Use a bamboo toothbrush, compost it when it gets old
  • Use green cleaning products, or make your own
  • Use green personal products, or make your own
  • Buy used clothes & household items (thrift store shopping)
  • Use laundry soap nuts instead of detergent in plastic packaging
  • Grow your own organic veggies/fruits (square foot gardening)
  • Use wool dryer balls instead of fabric softener
  • Use LED bulbs
  • Plant Native Plants to save water and help pollinators
  • Eliminate your lawn 

Do these FREE things to save the planet AND your wallet:

  • Compost
  • Carpool
  • Reuse: toys, books, clothes
  • Recycle
  • Eat less meat
  • Wash your clothes using cold water
  • Take shorter showers
  • Ride your bike on shorter errands
  • Request that all of your billing switches to ‘paperless’
  • Use a clothes line/dish drying rack instead of a machine
  • Unplug/turn off electronics when not in use
  • Unsubscribe from magazines that you never look at, or read them online.
  • Eliminate pesticides/herbicides (pull your weeds)
  • Eliminate single use products: disposable straws, Styrofoam, plastic, etc.

Shop differently to save the planet:

  • Choose items with less/no packaging
  • Choose organic food
  • Shop Locally
  • Repair/Mend instead of BUY
  • Next time you need a new car, consider purchasing an electric vehicle.
  • Consider installing solar panels on your home and business.
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