I know that when I was a busy mom of three young kids, it was hard enough to get out the door let alone think about ways to help the Earth. Now that my kids are teens, things have eased up a bit and I’m here to help you with these 5-minute Eco Actions. It really does take just a few minutes to make a lasting difference. When you share these with friends (just takes a minute!) you’re deepening the impact even further!
- Reuse Before Buying New
Real quick, before you go to buy something new, spend a few mins asking friends if they have what you need. Post a pic of what you’re looking for on social media, send a quick text or email,P or check out Buy Nothing, Nextdoor or other community boards. You’ll be amazed to find that oftentimes you’ll score! Now that’s quick and saves you time, reduces air pollution of driving to the store or delivery from online resources. And best is that it keeps items circulating in the community instead of ending up in the landfill.
When you have 20 minutes, watch The Story of Stuff to dive deeper into our consumer waste habit. We love the Story of Stuff videos!
- Plant Some Seeds
Most kids love playing in the dirt, planting seeds, taking care of plants and watching them grow. Do a quick Google search to find out about native plants in your area. Most stores have seeds for sale, or try to get them from a local organic seed farm or local nursery. In San Diego we use San Diego Seed Company,