Click on the links below for details.
Diet for a New America by John Robbins
Center for Biodiversity website
Word Overpopulation site
- Find a farmer’s market or local produce source to buy your fruits and veggies.
- Choose an apartment or home close to your job whenever possible. If you are searching for a job, try to find one near your home.
- If you have flex time, then work 4 days instead of 5 days per week and save gas money.
- Shop at local thrift stores for furniture, toys, clothes, and other goods. You can always sterilize them with anti-bacterial solution, bleach or boiling water.
- Eat lower on the food chain; animal foods use more energy to produce.
- Bike or walk to every possible destination.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator when you enter a building.
- Use a sewing kit to repair clothes or linens with holes instead of buying new products.
- Wash and reuse plastic sandwich bags and resealable bags.
- Place your labeled recycle bin near the trash can so guests are more likely to use it.
- Use a manual old-fashioned reel lawn mower in place of a gas powered mower. (You probably need the exercise!)
- Shop on craigslist and other websites that have second-hand kitchen ware, sports equipment, and auto parts available.
- Buy large tote bags at a thrift store and use them every time you shop for groceries.
- Take your permanent tote bags when you shop for clothing, tools, books, or any non-food items.
- Keep tote bags in your vehicle. After unloading groceries, take empty bags back to the vehicle.
- Choose a gym close to your house or job so you can walk or run there instead of driving.
- Print on both sides of the paper when you want a physical copy of a document.
- Use a fan instead of an air conditioning unit whenever possible.
- If you have empty rooms, close all vents in your house except for the vents inside your room.