Collectively, small lifestyle changes can make a huge impact on the environment–and your life. Looking for happiness and health? What’s good for the environment is also, it turns out, great for you. Here’s a collection of tips from the No Impact community.
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this week jess and i have been contributing in no impact week its where our class is trying to save the environment some things we have been doing is riding or walking to and from school, bringing naked lunches, no internet,no electronic games or devises,less than 3 minute showers and lots more
This post was submitted by brit and jess.
My family and I have been saving power by turning off the lights and not playing playstation and playing out side and having naked lunch and play lunch. At school we have been saving power by turning off the light by Brodie and corrdell.
This post was submitted by silver.
I’ve been making my own cleaning and personal care products for about a year. My favorite is a fabric cleaner/freshener. Here is the recipe:
1 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup alcohol
2 tablespoons baking soda
50 drops essential oil (I like lavender for the scent and it’s also antimicrobial!)
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle (there will be some foaming action with the baking soda and vinegar) and spray liberally! Works great on carpet! I sometimes use it as an all-purpose cleaner in a pinch.
Other favorite thing: I use Dr. Bronners castille soap for just about everything: Hand soap, shampoo, shampooing carpets, bathing my dog ect. I do not recommend for dishes!
My husband and I are doing the No Impact Experiment in a week and I’m excited to see what lasting changes we can make.
This post was submitted by Jenna.
I turn off the water after I’m wet, then soap up and shampoo my hair and turn water back on to rinse. It reduces the time the shower is on to less than 2 minutes.
On days where I do not wash my hair then it’s water in the sink and a washcloth and soap.
Less waste, clearer conscience, more time
This post was submitted by sandra Sawatzky-Cariou.
I use oranges shells to mop the floor.
You just have to boil them, and you save money and recycle!
This post was submitted by Alejandra .