Habits are something that you need to assess so that you can make sure that you make some positive changes. By changing your actions, you can begin to minimise the impact you have on the environment. There are many environmental consequences due to unnecessary plastic waste and air pollution. You may feel like you can’t make a big difference, but if everyone makes a small change, it adds up to something more significant. Check out these four small changes that can help the environment. CUT DOWN ON FAST FASHION Fast fashion is exceptionally harmful to the environment. The process of making the clothing can pollute water systems, and many clothing items produced end up in landfills when people get bored and want something new. Clothing should be well-made and something that you purchase to wear over and over again, so when you want to get rid of it, you can take it to a consignment shop or do a clothing swap with friends. Clothing exchanges are a fun way for you and your friends to exchange items, and get something new, without there being negative consequences on the environment. Instead, you are extending the item’s life. Try shopping in second-hand… View Post
When I was 17, during my summer break between my junior and senior years of high school, I worked at a restaurant with some interesting characters, let me tell you. I worked with this lady; we’ll call her for anonymities sake, Cindy. Cindy was in her early 50’s and didn’t have a single wrinkle on her face or grey hair on her head, despite her vocation, she seemed biologically unphased by life. Now Cindy wasn’t a marathon runner or even a ‘clean eater’ — though that term wasn’t quite as relevant as is today — and she was a longtime cigarette smoker. One day I just asked her, “Cindy, how is it that you smoke and eat fried fish and have no wrinkles, grey hairs, and look like you’re still in your thirties?” She said, “I dunno, I guess it’s because I drink chlorella and spirulina. Every day.” I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about, honestly, to me, it sounded like witchcraft. But she explained to me that she was talking about drinking blue-green algae. As you can imagine, at age 17, I thought she was bullshitting me. Completely. I’d believe she ate sea scuz every day… View Post
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