how to properly recycle
how to properly compost
Starting an at-home garden
Other ways to help:
Ted talk countdown initiative:
“Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers, organizations, activists and more to create an initiative that everyone in the world can be part of. Check out countdown.ted.com to learn how you can get involved — and help turn the tide on climate. [Note: there are two unusual features of this TED Talk. One, it’s much longer than our normal, extending a full hour. Two, it’s made up of contributions from more than a dozen people, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Al Gore, Katharine Hayhoe, Jimmy Kimmel and Yuval Noah Harari, among others. We’re putting it out there because the topic deserves this kind of prominence.]”
Check out the countdown website by clicking the button below!
worldwide Sustainable companies:
An apparel industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. (Patagonia)
The world's biggest furniture retailer has made strides in its mission to deliver sustainable products and transition to renewable energy, Ikea's latest global sustainability report has shown. Worldwide, Ikea owns more wind turbines than stores, as it closes in on a target to become "energy independent" by 2020. (Edie)
local sustainable companies:
"Texture Clothing believes in slow fashion. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, which is why we take the time to make clothes by hand. This gives us the opportunity to repurpose our scraps into upcycled accessories, and we love finding creative new ways to move toward zero waste." (textureclothing.com)
"ANMLY is working towards operating at zero waste by eliminating single-use items, MINIMIZING FOOD WASTE, and being conscious in our business decisions. we hope to be an inspiration on the forefront of living a motivated, well-balanced, sustainable lifestyle"(ANMLY)
nooksack salmon enhancement association (nsea)
NSEA's promise is Restoration, Education, and Community Outreach in order to create a healthy environment for ourselves and the wild salmon in our area. If you want to get involved, click here to see volunteer opportunities and more on their website.
north cascades institute
"North Cascades Institute envisions healthy Northwest ecosystems where all communities and species thrive. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through the hands-on study of the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest." (ncascades.org)
Washington conservation corps
"Our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. We have more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, and respond to local and national disasters." (ecology.wa.gov)
"Founded in 1982, RE Sources is a nonprofit organization working to protect the environment and communities of the central Salish Sea region and our climate. We catalyze community action to build a lasting legacy for all of us — clean water, protected shorelines, an end to dangerous fossil fuel projects, and recovery for orcas and salmon."
"Common Threads Northwest, a non-profit public interest group based in Northwest Washington State, is a positive and rational force in helping our community achieve economic vitality, environmental quality, individual rights, an informed citizenry; and prudent use of public resources." (commonthreadsnw.org)
Food, Diet, and Climate Change
Meat and dairy production uses abundant amounts of water, and releases greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane which damage the atmosphere.
Vegetarianism, veganism, and even simply reducing consumption of meat and dairy can help mitigate some of these environmental impacts.
Check out some vegan and vegetarian recipes here!
A graph showing the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from each food item. Read more here.