Steps Towards Sustainability

April 14, 2020

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How To Practice Sustainability During COVID-19

During this time, uncertainty and fear are the new norms and many of our regular practices have been upended. Many states, New Hampshire included, are banning reusable bags and closing farmer’s markets. For some, these are their major ways to contribute to sustainability and environmentalism efforts. Never fear, there are plenty of ways to be Earth friendly and stay safe!

  • Pick up litter. With the weather getting nicer and social distancing in full swing, now is a great time for lots of walks. Why not bring a trash bag next time you go out, and pick up any litter you see on the side of the road?
  • Watch a film on sustainability. Here is a great list of documentaries on Netflix to check out. This way you don’t even have to leave your bed while learning!
  • Volunteer if you are healthy. Food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens need help now more than ever. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, contact them to see what supplies are most needed and donate them.
  • Go outside! What better way to appreciate our planet than spending time in nature? Sit outside, go for a walk, or move your workout to your yard or porch.
  • Reduce your food waste. With spring right around the corner, it’s a great time to start a compost pile to reduce your food waste. Contrary to popular belief, it’s easy and can be done even if you don’t have a lot of space. Check out this blog with step by step instructions to start your own.

These five ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many ways to practice sustainability, so be creative, have fun, and feel good!

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