Why It Matters

Think Green

Think Green

The oceans, mountains, and forests of our planet are natural wonders that must be preserved. It may seem overwhelming when it comes to the effort required to make real change in our world. However, it doesn’t require as much effort as you might be thinking.

Everyone has heard the term reduce, reuse, and recycle. Think of this slogan as a jumping-off point. Reducing our own personal waste is a great first step. The average person can create over 1,500 pounds of waste in a year. Minimizing this waste by reusing simple objects like glass containers or reusable water bottles helps reduce that waste.

Thinking green can become a habit just like any other. 30 days of conscious purchases and actively trying to minimize waste is the best way to become more sustainable and think green.

Angela Cole
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Microplastics and Us

Microplastics and Us

So you’ve logged onto social media and come across the term, “microplastics.” What are they? And how do they affect us?

Microplastics are minuscule plastic debris that is the size of a sesame seed or smaller. They pollute water sources from our oceans to the great lakes and many rivers across the planet. They not only threaten aquatic species but also humans and our drinking water.

Often smaller than the naked eye can recognize, microplastics are incredibly difficult to remove from our water supplies. These plastics are not a new problem either and have been seeping into our waterways for many years.

Help reduce microplastics by reducing plastic consumption. Reusing plastic products you have already purchased and do your best to recycle.

Angela Cole
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