Mother Earth will thanks us if we stop sucking!
I pledged December last year after I watched Blue Planet II documentary. The documentary is telling us that our corals and ocean are dying by horrendous plastic pollution.
One of the smartest transition we can do to intercept plastic straw is to have reusable straw. Like stainless steel straw is an example. It's so sturdy. It has been with me almost for 4 months. Stainless steel straw is the first eco-friendly product I bought.
Plastic straw is one of the most detrimental plastic debris to marine life. Back into 2015 when a group of field biologists recorded a heartbreaking video when they removed the 12cm plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose. They're among the top 10 plastic debris found in beach cleanup too.
If the straw was invented 1888 and 500million straws used each day (in the US alone), we can start do the maths. How much straws are still remain?
Small act counts. Nobody is too late to #jointhemovement#taknakstraw#stopsucking
TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW!! Our favorite holiday of the year. Come out to the shop to learn about how you can take care of our Mother Earth! We'll have all sorts of stuff going on, starting at 1pm. This includes talks and workshops by @thenaturalgarden_inc and Black Bear Composting, as well as snacks and goodies from @friendlycityfoodcoop, @blueridgebucha, and @heritage_bakeryandcafe. Visit our website for more info (link in profile). See all your beautiful faces tomorrow!
#repost from @simplefarmliving 🙌🏽💯 I’m always hunting for sweet vintage, zero wastey goodies to carry in the shop. I’m so glad this secondhand tiffin found a good home with @simplefarmliving!! Head over to the shop to see all my other vintage finds ☺️☺️
friendly reminder that our planet is dying and we can't really ignore it anymore. 70 degrees in February and 30 degrees in April is just not ok. do your part. reduce your plastic by investing in reusable bags, water bottles, straws, etc. start a compost for your waste. ride your bike or take a walk instead of driving when possible. it may not seem like you're making a difference, but others will see how easy it is and make the same changes and slowly but surely, we can start taking care of the only home we have. 💚🌎 #ZeroWaste#EarthDay2018#GoGreen#420
This trash was collected on small beach in Miami, providing a microcosmic view of the consequences of our disposable society. Thousands of beaches around the world look the same or worse than this one.
Every day in the US alone, 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded. Americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles and 100 billion plastic bags each year, requiring a total of nearly 30 million barrels of oil to manufacture - and that's just in the US! The average American throws away approximately 185 lbs of plastic and a total of about 1600 lbs of waste a year. In 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash, while recycling only 34.3% of all recyclable items.
Human convenience has replaced sustainability and logic. Although most of us don't see the mounting landfills and garbage choked gyres swirling around the ocean, the effects of unconscious consumerism are very real, and they are quite literally killing us. Each time we get a cup of coffee, go to the grocery store or reach for a sip of water, we can make a conscious decision to be stewards for this planet and all its inhabitants. By purchasing or repurposing durable products, you can avoid tens of thousands of pounds of single use waste throughout your lifetime.
Currently, the ocean's 5 major gyres are filled with trash ranging from syringes to tires and everything in between. It is estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 metric tons of plastic waste goes into the ocean every single year. It is likely that by 2050, the world's oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish (due in part to the devastating effects of fishing). Unless people drastically reduce consumption rates and/or waste management practices improve, marine debris will be an exacerbated global issue threatening wildlife, human health and the future of this planet.
Please shop consciously and remember, there are consequences to our consumerism. There aren't laser beams that transform garbage into rays of sunshine (at least not yet). Swap single use for sustainable, reusable alternatives and get active in your community to fight for a healthier planet. #StrawsSuck#BagsBlow#FilthyFriday#ConsciousConsumerism
this guy got super excited about the huge pile of free compost on the side of the road👌and really, I did too. Composting means less in the trash bags and more going back into the earth to help other things grow. It’s an amazing yet simple shift that everyone can do. I’m assuming the city put it there so props to Absecon (we could be wrong, just saw the sign that said FREE and didn’t ask questions). If you’re in the area, it’s on pitney road near green acres park // a pile of free dirt + a stop at @whitehorsewine makes two reasons to come to Absecon 😉#compost#freecompost#gardening
Day 5: Buy secondhand and ethical fashion! 👚♻️I made the decision to boycott all fast fashion brands about 8 months ago after discovering how harmful the fast fashion industry was to both our environment and the workers it employs. Now I love buying secondhand pieces and adding my own personal flair to them like this #WithLoveByANewerKat tee that I hand-embroidered! #yayforeath //
PLASTIC BAGS 😑 The #plvtribe always taking steps towards a greener planet 🌱🌎💚 Starting with plastic bags... Tell us! How is your community taking small steps towards sustainability? 🌈 We love seeing cool people do cool things 💚 Thanks for this snap and the reminder to head to the markets this weekend @erinsplantbasedlife 💕🌈🌱🌏 #sustainability