“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
This very special Monday list is brought to you on one of our favorite days: Earth Day. P.S. Earth Day is everyday.
How We’re Sipping
Collapsible straws. The future of sipping. “What’s one straw going to do?” - said 8 billion people. Try FinalStraw’s collapsible straw that comes as a keychain, complete with its own cleaning piece.
“Or you know, just don’t use a straw?” Sure. But for on-the-go, late-to-work, sipping breakfast smoothies in the car (or your iced coffee) – we say the straw is the way to go. And besides, it’s pretty stylish and you’ll be doing your part to save the turtles.
How We’re Commuting
6 to 9 tons of CO2. That’s a lot of carbon dioxide wouldn’t you say? Well that’s how much one vehicle creates per year on average. What if you cut your commute by walking (or biking if walking is too far for you) to work? Maybe it means you wake up a little earlier or bring a change of shoes to the office but not such a bad idea if it means helping to save the only planet we call home.
While you’re at it… add a walking meeting or two to the mix. Instead of driving to lunch for your next meeting, get in some exercise by walking and talking big ideas.
How We’re Eating
Twice a week, go meat free. We’re not saying you have to stop eating meat all together, grow all your own vegetables, and join PETA, but two days a week meat free isn’t hard and helps the earth. The way meat is industrialized is terrible for the environment – we’re sure you know this.
Want to take it a step further? Go completely vegan twice a week. Why? The dairy industry is pretty bad for the planet too. A study from the journal Science found that “without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75%.” Pretty crazy right? Do your part. We’ll do ours. Let’s save our planet together.