Our Favorite Tips to Make 2020 Your Most Sustainable Year Yet

We're not just about to walk into a new year but a brand new decade, so it's the perfect time for all of us to take a serious look at our lifestyles and make improvements based on what's important to us. 

If you're reading this, we can only assume that the environment is a priority, and reducing single-use plastic may come in at the top of your list. Rreducing toxins and food waste may also fall in there somewhere and if so, we salute you. 

And hey, we get it — it may seem like a lot to tackle, but reducing waste and harmful chemicals while improving your own health (and the health of the planet) is actually easier than it might seem. Mostly, because no one can do everything at once so taking small, sustainable steps towards your goal is the key to success. 

Habits don't change overnight so check out these posts for inspiration, tips, and plans to help you get there one change at a time. 

 

7 Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen 

For most of us, the kitchen is the area in our homes that generates the most waste. Aside from the alarming issue of food waste, much of our kitchen waste comes in the form of single-use plastic. This post can help you reduce both. 

14 Ways to Detoxify Your Health and Home 

Truth is, we're living in a world where harmful chemicals are quite literally everywhere. There are hundreds of thousands of synthetic chemicals available on the market, and they’re in our food, clothes, shampoo, baby toys and even our furniture. This post will help you weed out the toxins that can easily be eliminated in your home. 

 

Sustainable Swaps for a Greener Lifestyle 

Single-use plastic is a problem but we get it — zero-waste living can seem daunting and unattainable. A great place to start taking responsibility for your own impact on the earth is to consider easy, “sustainable switches” that you can implement right away with minimal effort and cost. This post will get you started. 

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste 

We talk a lot about plastic pollution, but there are numerous issues threatening the Earth that must be discussed. Namely, food waste. In the U.S., it’s estimated that we end up wasting about 50% of our food, making it one of the largest culprits in our overflowing landfills. Check out this post for tips to keep your food fresher, longer and hacks to buying smarter in the first place. 

 

Zero Waste Travel 

Travel can be pretty rough on the environment, between transportation emissions and our generally-more-wasteful habits while away from home. However, this post can help you plan for zero-waste, trash free travel and feel great about your contribution toward being a little kinder to mother earth.

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