This is the best 30 day challenge ever! Spend 30 minutes outside everyday for 30 days.
“Want to feel healthier, happier and more peaceful? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine.
Most of us spend too much time in front of screens and too little time outdoors. It’s time to fall (back) in love with nature!
This May, the David Suzuki Foundation is challenging you and people around the world to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. Our goal is simple: to reconnect human beings with nature for the sake of their health and mental well-being.” David Suzuki
Definition of precycle: Tomakepurchasingdecisionsthatwillreducetheneedtorecycleor throw into the landfill trash. You precycle so there is less trash to throw away.
Today I was at my local coop refilling my containers, reusing my produce bags, and reusing egg cartons for bulk eggs. #BuyBulk
My 5 ideas for precycling are first, and then five from David Suzuki’s Queen of Green
First, always bring your reusable bags.
Second, choose products that use minimal packaging.
Third, carry your own reuseable water bottle, choose glass over plastic, and reuse glass containers and jars
Fourth, Bulk purchases allow you to purchase the amount you need. I fill my reusable containers with nuts, spices, oatmeal, tea, grains, beans, eggs, and soaps. Whole Foods and coops have recyclable/compostable brown paper bags for bulk items. Placing your bulk items in a “one use” plastic bag negates the environmental advantage of bulk purchases.
Fifth, use washable reusable cloth bags for produce purchases. Avoid products on Styrofoam trays wrapped in plastic film. If you purchase meat or fish, ask for a compostable wrapping.
Below are ideas from David Suzuki’s Queen of Green and what prompted me to do this post. She has great ideas below to reduce our waste:
Five tips to recycle less http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-of-green/2015/03/five-ways-to-recycle-less/
Tip one: Shop smarter. Beware of excess packaging from all consumer goods — food, personal care products and electronics, even organic, local, non-toxic and GMO-free stuff.
Tip two: Never recycle another glass jar!
Tip three: Reduce is the first “R”.
It’s time for a plastic diet! Buy fewer prepared foods, buy in bulk and pack waste-free lunches.