It's Earth Day and your children may be involved in projects and activities that foster an awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's resources. To extend that learning, make caring for the Earth part of your family culture with environmentally focused conversations at home. Earth Day comes once a year, but sparking interest in environmental lifestyle changes could be beneficial for the other 364 days, as well as years to come! We only have one Mother Earth, so let's treat her right.
There is one single-use plastic item that used to fly under the radar & cause some serious damage to our beautiful planet: straws. Some think it’s silly to bother with such a tiny item because there are items like plastic bags and water bottles also filling up our oceans and landfills. However, the fight against straws is just a step in a marathon of fighting plastic pollution. People don’t just wake up and run marathons, they train each day.
According to Use Less Stuff, they report that from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25% more trash. If that’s not scary enough, that number equivocates to an extra 25 million tons of garbage. Yikes! So, what can you do about that? Adopt a few eco-friendly habits to keep in mind during this holiday season. With all the holiday parties, gift exchanges, and how you spend the holiday weekend, there are a lot of opportunities to be more resourceful and help to reduce or eliminate waste.
When you grab a coffee in the morning, are you bringing a reusable cup? How about when you run to the grocery store, do you bring your own bags? When you see garbage lying around your neighborhood, do you pick it up? Part of advocating for a cleaner, more sustainable world, means always doing your part. It might seem like a daunting task to run back home and grab your reusables, but it’s important. We’re going to give it to you straight – if you don’t do it, you become part of the problem.
With Earth Day right around the corner, and April being recognized as Earth Month, now is the perfect opportunity to present and engage in green ideas within your workplace. From simple steps like recycling to implementing programs that incentivize green office ideas, here are a few ways to get started.
We chatted with Liza Barrett, Communications guru for the Music on the Mesa Festival. They put on one heck of a weekend in New Mexico filled with great music, delicious cold beer, and fun people. In June, Music on the Mesa used Silipints to enhance their sustainability efforts, helping them achieve their goals to significantly reduce their overall environmental footprint. Like many of the festivals and events, Silipint works with, Music on the Mesa is a leader and incredible example on how to create a greener festival environment. Here’s a little more on how they did it: