Little Ways To Make A Big Impact

Listen, you don’t have to do something BIG to contribute to change. Sometimes, it’s about the small things you can do that come together to...
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Listen, you don’t have to do something BIG to contribute to change. Sometimes, it’s about the small things you can do that come together to create something larger. 🌱 In this case, we’re talking about the environment (because, of course, we LOVE HER)!
Looking to make a difference? Here are 5 simple tips and tricks on how you can help out Mother Earth: 
  1. GO VEGETARIAN FOR A DAY. We’re not saying every day, we’re just saying going vegetarian for just ONE day a week can make a huge difference. Did you know that it takes anywhere from 1500 to 2000 gallons of water to make just one pound of beef? If everyone in the US reduced their meat intake by just one day a week, it could save up to 1.4 billion animals from being raised for meat. Crazy, right? Consider incorporating a weekly vegetarian day, such as Meatless Monday, into your week! If you need a little inspo on how to get crafty in the kitchen, Jessica Murnane’s recipes make going vegetarian for a day sound like a piece of (vegan) cake.

  1. BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BAGS). We know, this can be difficult to remember. Here’s a tip: keep a tightly rolled-up reusable tote (or two) in your purse, work bag, or car. Take it a step further by upgrading any outfit with one of our cute bags. That way, you can be ready for that next Trader Joe’s haul in style!

  2. LET PRODUCE ROAM FREE. You don’t need a plastic bag for all of your individual avocados and oranges. Let those fruits and veggies roam free! They don’t need to be confined in plastic anyway (talk about claustrophobic). Try to also steer clear of produce that is prepackaged. We understand how it can be easy to grab and go, but taking a little extra time to individually pick fruits and veggies that are free of plastic packaging won’t just benefit the planet, but they’ll taste better knowing you made the eco-friendly choice, too.

  3. UNPLUG... Did you know that leaving electronics and appliances plugged in, even if they’re turned off, uses energy?! If this is news to you, don’t worry, we’re sure you’re not the only one who was ‘today years old’ when they learned that electrical waste can be reduced by unplugging. Something as simple as turning off your power strip or unplugging your phone charger while it’s not being used and once your devices are at 100% charge are a few easy steps that can have a big impact on the environment overtime (not to mention your energy bill!).. 

  4. SWITCH YOUR LIGHTBULBS. Who doesn’t love a tip that has a little extra incentive? Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (C.F.L.) will make your household more energy-efficient and save you money each month. They are more expensive upfront but you won't have to change your lightbulbs as often - definitely worth the investment in the long run. If that’s not convincing enough – If every American household replaced just one of their traditional light bulbs with one of these CFL light bulbs, the reduction in pollution would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road (source: Audubon). How crazy is that?

Girl grocery shopping with a black sustainable tote
There are loads of ways to make a big impact on the planet through the most simple of solutions. If you’re unsure where to start or are looking for more ideas to change your habits, there are endless resources out there to educate you on ways to make an impact. Check out some of our favorites below: 

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