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August 18, 2016

Going Green 

Every day it seems the news is filled with grim tales of how we’re destroying the environment. It can be tempting to think there’s nothing we can do to improve the situation, so there’s no use trying. And that’s where we’re wrong. Going green does make a difference, and it’s easier than you think.

There are many ways every individual can make small changes to shrink his or her carbon footprint. Of course conserving energy and water consumption are high on the list, but there are many equally simple yet perhaps less obvious ways to conserve. Here are three broad areas where you can make small alterations in your routine that can have a real impact, along with suggestions on how to implement change.

Shopping

Most people shop every day, whether it’s stopping for gas, a meal, groceries or a trip to the mall. Imagine the difference it would make if everyone who shopped sought ways to cut down on waste and pollution. It’s not even necessary to change routines, little things add up. Green shopping simply means making decisions that place the environment first. It means considering ways to cut down on the enormous use of material resources that go into generating and shipping products around the world.

  • Buy products that are made of or include “recycled” material
  • Re-use grocery bags, even the paper bags
  • Invest in a water bottle
  • Before you throw it away, see if it can be repaired 
  • Upgrade to energy efficient appliances 
  • Look for sustainable labels on paper products
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products

Eating 

You hear so much about how much Americans overeat, you might not have thought about all the food we don’t eat. Estimates show that in the U.S., about 30 percent of our food gets thrown away. For the average family, that’s anywhere from $1200 to $1800 a year, to say nothing of the fact that wasted food ends up in landfills, where it eventually turns into methane, a destructive greenhouse gas.

For every wasted vegetable or piece of fruit, there’s a waste of water and energy resources that went into producing the food. Here are some pain-free ways to alter your habits.

  • Find a local food bank to take your dusty cans of beans
  • Extend the shelf life of produce by putting it in the fridge as soon as you get home
  • Understand the difference between “sell by” and “use by” expiration dates
  • Always take restaurant leftovers (you can offer them to homeless people)
  • Make a compost pile for used veggies, even if you don’t garden

Packaging

Every day, Americans use 500 million straws—that’s enough to fill more than 46,400 large school buses each year. And that’s just the straws. The good news is that many businesses are making changes (and this includes biodegradable straws). So can you.

  • Don’t automatically grab a straw
  • Ask your area businesses to use biodegradable food packaging
  • Carry your own cup
  • Buy food in bulk
  • Use non-disposable cookware
  • Re-use plastic containers (numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 are generally safe; 3, 6 and 7 aren’t)
  • Ask for “no utensils” when you order takeaway for home

Here at Syona Home, lessening our impact on the environment is built into our core philosophy. We work exclusively with organic vendors. But we take it a step further. In addition to our work with the Smile Foundation, benefitting women in rural communities across India, we support charity: water, a clean water initiative.

 

As far as we’re concerned, making the world a better place is the best business practice we can put in place.

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