Best Ways You Can *Really* Help the Environment

 
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It’s all over the internet and saturated in our conversations… sometimes it sounds pretentious, sometimes earthy, sometimes genuine; but, whatever the tone of the conversation, the fact of the matter is, people are becoming more and more aware that what we do has an impact on our home.

Sometimes, it can be hard to decipher through the businesses trying to make a quick buck, the fads, and what we can actually do that will have a positive impact on the world.

Here at SheFactor, our only incentive is helping you become a better person, and the world becoming a better place. We think there’s a lot of truth to this quote…

“The people who make the biggest difference are the ones who do the little things consistently.”

We’ve compiled a list of little things you can implement in your everyday life to create a more positive environment for you and the generations to come.

Avoid fast fashion

While updating your wardrobe every few months (or weeks) is fun and exciting, keeping up with the latest trends is no bueno for the environment. The reality is, we don’t always *need* as much as we think we do. Get a few timeless staples in your wardrobe, and don’t be afraid to spend $$ for high quality clothes. Get a sense for what you actually need (not just what you want).

Compost

Ever heard of it? If you have a garden or even just houseplants, composting is a win for you and a win for planet earth. Instead of throwing away your fruits and veggies in the trash can where it goes to a landfill (fruits and veggies take MUCH longer to decompose here), start composting! If you have a big enough yard, you can get composting bins. All you need to do is “stir the pot” every few weeks, and viola! You get nice, fertile dirt.

Reusable objects

We’ve put together a list of reusable things you can use instead of accumulating needless trash. See below for some direct links just cause we love ya. :)

Water bottle (obvi)

Sandwich bags

Plastic/tin foil replacement

Grocery bags (also, avoid plastic fruit/veggie bags at grocery stores)

Period cups

Refillable shampoo/conditioner

Reuse take-out containers
Use it as Tupperware, or (score!) be the weird one to show up with your OWN glass tupperware from home.

Scale back car use

  • Walk if it’s under a mile

  • Bike

  • Carpool

  • Public transportation

Recycle (duh)

BUT did you know these things are recyclable as well?!

  • Paper

  • Batteries

  • Plastics

  • Glass

  • Used oil

  • Tires

Fun Facts!

1 bamboo toothbrush = 4 plastic toothbrushes
1 glass floss container = 7 plastic floss containers
1 reusable water bottle = 167 plastic water bottles
1 reusable bag = 170 plastic bags
1 reusable cup = 500 coffee cups
1 metal straw = 540 plastic straws
1 cloth towel = 7,300 paper towels

Babes, we know that saving the world can sound intimidating, but we think that one person at a time is truly what makes the difference!