How can You be Sustainable?
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rot it (Compost), Recycle (Rebuy)!
There is so much more YOU can do compared to the known Reduce, Reuse, Recycle model.
- Cut back on air conditioning & heating!
Methane, a GHG more harmful than CO2, is released when natural gas used for heating & AC is extracted for use
Use energy efficient appliances (Energy Star) & energy conservation techniques!
It's quick and easy to turn off your lights when leaving the room or unplugging your phantom load appliances
Pack lunch from home using reusable containers!
Packaging waste is more than 30% of MSW and buying a reusable water bottle will save you $$ in the long run & promote sustainability!
Take public transportation, carpool or bike to school!
Buses use 8.7% less energy per passenger mile than a typical automobile!!
- Go digital!
Only print docs out if you really need to
In the community
Reconnect and spread the word!
Individuals are increasingly more interested in sustainable practices. Be vocal about what you do and why you do it to get more people involved
Get involved, take action, volunteer!
There are plenty of local organizations working to lessen the Bay Area’s environmental impacts and with a small amount of your time they will get closer to their goals.