It is impossible to follow an exhaustive list of things you can do to help protect the environment or rank them based on impact.
You don’t have to be perfect, but these are some relatively easy things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
1. Reduce plastic usage
Plastic takes centuries to decompose and poses constant threats to wildlife. It's time to ditch the one-time shopping plastic bags, plates, cups, disposable utensils and plastic water bottles. Bring and reuse your own bags for shopping - paper, plastic, cloth, etc. Invest in high-quality, durable dinnerware. Bring your own containers, straw, coffee thermoses and water bottles for takeout.
2. Donate your used items
Donate your used clothing, appliances, and furniture to local organizations Giving your used items a second life is a positive alternative to throwing them in the trash. Landfills can also create dry, shallow, poor-quality soil and displacement of soil oxygen by methane and carbon dioxide that affect tree growth.
3. Conserve electricity
Remember to turn off unnecessary lights and unplug electronics 💡 Light bulbs are accounted for 12% of the average household electricity bill. You can lower your carbon footprint and save money on electricity by ensuring your lights are off in empty rooms and using power strips for electronic devices.
4. Switching to biodegradable household products
Products that are made of non-synthetic ingredients, like natural deodorant, shampoo, soap bars, bamboo toothbrushes, washcloths made from hemp, etc., can easily dissolve and won't cause environmental harm. Switching to these products can help limit the impact of waste disposal
5. Conserve water
A lot of energy is required to pump water from rivers or lakes into your home. You can take small steps to save water, like taking short showers, fixing leaking pipes, keeping the running tap close while you brush your teeth, recycling water in your home, or collecting rainwater in a barrel to water your plants. You don't have to be perfect - it’s just taking small steps to make this planet a better place for our communities
At gogglesoc, we believe it's good to be green. That's why we try to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible by making all eyewear accessories out of rPET, a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.
We're now a proud member of 1% for the planet, a global movement that distributes profits from responsible businesses to environmental nonprofits. We've also partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW), a passionate community of outdoor enthusiasts, professional athletes, and industry brands that advocate for policy solutions to climate change.
Click here to learn more about how we strive to preserve our precious planet.