Saving the planet does not have to be boring, tedious, sad, or expensive. With the weekend ahead of us, we
can allow our selves a little fun. Of course, fun means different things to everyone so here is a small list we have prepared to spark joy in your weekend according to your taste:
For the romantic: Share the shower! Come on, after such a long week at work and barely seeing each other, sharing the shower is the perfect excuse to re-connect and to get a back rub. Using only half the water.
For the lazy: Lazy? No, you are not! After a whole week of hard work you deserve some rest. So don't pre-rinse your dishes. With a suitable detergent, and throwing the excess food into the organic bin your plates will be just as clean. And you can save an average of twenty gallons of water per load! That also means saving those hard earned dollars. Extra-tip: Don't do laundry! Wait until there’s enough to do a load and cut your laundry in half. Yes!
For the ambitious: Do you like a good challenge? Here is one... go vegan for a day! Why? It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef. And each hamburger that comes from animals on the ex-forestry ground is responsible for the destruction of fifty-five square feet of forest. Extra-tip: cut down on processed foods and eat more fruits, you will feel fantastic! And who knows, you might like it.
For the health & beauty-minded: Turn your electronics off overnight including your wifi, our bodies remain alert when artificial lights or frequencies surround us. Therefore, not allowing your body to rest well and then you wonder why you don't look rested. Extra tip: the body and you can not find a perfect sleep at night when the temperature is too high, lower the heater and it will become the ideal formula for beauty sleep!
For the skin-conscious: If you are like many of us we will be doing groceries this weekend, add to your shopping list a plant-based "green" laundry detergent. Not only is good for the environment but will help keep your skin safe and reinforce its natural immune system. Extra tip: Having the heater a bit high during the day makes sense, but the constant heat evaporates the water from your skin making it susceptible to a lot of different problems. The heater should be at a point where just a sweater will keep you comfortable. Your skin will thank you.
For the adventurer: Plant a tree! I would usually wait for the summer, but I have heard that there are seeds that need the cold of the winter to start blooming at the beginning of spring. Alternatively, an evergreen tree (the ones that are still green on winter, usually left outside stores for purchase) should suffice. Why not? Take a snow hike to pick a spot with the family and plant some trees!
For the Traveler: Probably this cold weekend won't stop you from travelling and driving. So you can use cruise control, it will help to improve your mileage at least by 15%. Saving the environment, gasoline and your wallet.
For the coffee-lover: It is cold, and we want a good hot cup of coffee, this weekend we invite you to explore your possibilities with a coffee that is not only known for its quality but for its ethics like Kafetero coffee.
We hope that we gave you a fun tip to save the planet. Leave a comment below and let us know how these tips have been working for you, or what you do that helps the environment and is fun. Help the planet on your own terms!
Have a great weekend,
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