Fridays On The Farm

3 Tips for Sustainability and Why You Should Care (especially on World Ocean Day!)

3 Tips for Sustainability and Why You Should Care (especially on World Ocean Day!)
In honor of World Ocean Day I have put together what I think are three of the most impactful and easy ways to live more sustainably today!
  1. Save rainwater!

Whether you have a large garden or just a few house plants, collecting rainwater is a great way to reduce your water bill and water consumption while growing your own food. Don’t have any plants at all? Rainwater can be used for pets or fill an old plastic bottle for a reusable ice pack. Did you know that 90% of all rain originates from an ocean or sea?

  1. Shop Local!

Not only are you supporting your neighbors you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Buying local reduces shipping and packaging that directly impacts the earth. If the world’s container ships were a country, they would be the 6th largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions according to eu.oceana.org. Container ships are also major contributors of noise and oil pollution in the world’s oceans.

  1. Say no to single use plastic!

Packaging alone makes up almost 30% of all waste in the U.S. and 40% of all plastic produced is used for single use packaging! You can find quite a few easy switches to reduce your plastic consumption right here! Our bar soaps and solid dish soaps are all handmade with zero plastic waste and sold to you in compostable packaging. When shopping for any product look for labels like, ‘compostable’, ‘eco-friendly’, ‘zero waste’, or ‘carbon neutral’.