Staying Green in Quarantine

Save Water

While you're washing your hands, be sure to turn the water off while scrubbing for those 20 seconds.

For more water conservation tips check out: ccwater.com

Learn

Looking for reading material? Take a moment to do some research on sustainability and the environment.

Try starting your research at 5gyres.org or plasticpollutioncoalition.org

Eat Locally

Support local businesses and avoid a hectic visit to the supermarket by ordering meals from restaurants in your community.

To learn more about sustainable eating, check out Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappe.

Mend / Buy Used

The clothing industry puts a lot of strain on our natural resources, so when you have a tear in your clothing, fix it up instead of throwing it away. Or try re-purposing it by creating it into something else. If you're looking for new clothing, try buying used; it's less expensive, more sustainable, and more fun!

Take a look at thredup.com where you can buy used clothing without leaving your house!

Grow

Extra time on your hands? Now is the perfect opportunity to start that garden you've always wanted. Not only is it a great way to get outside, but growing your own veggies is sustainable and a money-saver.

Visit here for gardening tips and resources.

ReUse

Reuse, reuse, reuse whenever you can! Use plastic grocery bags for wastebasket liners or pet waste, try making a cloth reusable mask from an old t-shirt, or fill up a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones. All of these little things make a huge difference!

Click here for both sew and no-sew patterns to make your own reusable cloth mask!

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