environmentally-friendly

anonymous asked:

Have you ever used a diva cup before? I work out a lot and I have always wondered if it's a good product / safe to use. What are your opinions?

I keep meaning to buy one, but haven’t done it yet. I work out a lot too and I worry about that. IDK that I’d trust it for workouts at first. I don’t like the uncertainly. I do have a cousin who swears by them though. She is SUPER into being environmentally friendly, but she’s also really active outside. She’s never told me about a problem (I’m always asking). 

How to actually help the environment:

Eat less meat.


After seeing the effects of meat production/consumption on the environment, water supply, and human health, it’s a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint.


And nobody is telling you to eat NO meat. Just LESS meat. I’m not a vegetarian/vegan, but this seems like a common-sense solution to some major environmental issues. Use your head! Go forth and be awesome.

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So, my mom is pretty amazing. Awhile ago I showed her this roll of re-usable “paper towels” on Pinterest. She recently presented me with a roll of them she sewed herself & then had my uncle made a wooden holder for…

I was like “Ma, I just thought they were a cool idea!” She says “yeah I know, so I made you some!”

So yea they are terrycloth on one side and cotton on the other, they snap together and are wrapped around a hard cardboard tube then placed on a regular old wooden paper towel holder. They can be washed, dried & snapped back together for future use.

Environmental Science Pick Up Lines

“Our love will last till the radioactive waste on Earth has decayed to a safe level.”

“You light up my life like an energy-efficient LED light bulb.”

“Girl, is your name methane? Cause you are makin’ my world hella hot.”

Every year, humans cut down approximately 15 billion trees.

Aside from providing 30% of our planet’s oxygen, trees are vital in providing habitat, holding soil, controlling floods, reducing noise pollution, and maintaining biodiversity.

A single tree has the capacity to absorb 20 tons of carbon dioxide, produce 1550 pounds of oxygen, and take in 45 pounds of suspended dust in a given year. Yet, since the dawn of their time, humans have reduced the Earth’s tree coverage by nearly one half. 

possibly controversial thought: not littering has nothing to do with being environmentally friendly, because the environment is hurt by the trash’s existence, not where on the earth we put it. not littering is mainly just a socially congruent act, not an environmentally conscious one. 

Americans consume nearly four times the amount of animal protein than the global average. Don’t think you can commit to a vegan lifestyle? For every day you don’t eat meat, you can save over 400 gallons of water and reduce your carbon footprint by 8 pounds. Challenge yourself to at least one “meat free” day per week.

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Pollution Sucks Tee by BLACKMAGIKA

This logo was designed in 1989 by a family member in protest of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that happened in March of that year in Prince William Sound Alaska, just east of Anchorage. That spill destroyed ocean habitat in Alaska and has affected BC and the whole pacific coast. We have decided to reprint it using the last known original and have added the printing on the back.

All profits from the sales of this shirt are going to be donated to small shore clean ups on Vancouver Island and if it does well I’m planning to donate to shore clean up efforts in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.

Celebrate National Seafood Month By Making Sustainable Choices

October is National Seafood Month. It’s an opportune time to celebrate the sustenance provided by the sea and also make an extra effort to enjoy sustainable seafood.

Sustainable, or ocean-healthy, seafood means it is fished or farmed in ways that are better for the environment. It also helps save other marine animals we don’t typically fish for – like sea turtles, rays and sharks – that can be mistakenly caught as bycatch.

Need help getting started? Here are three easy tips that you can follow and share with others:

  • Ask grocers and restaurants: “Do you sell sustainable seafood?” It lets them know sustainable seafood is important to you.
  • Buy Seafood Watch Best Choices or Good Alternatives. Download our free app to help inform your purchases.
  • Choose Seafood Watch partners. Find them using the Seafood Watch app and be confident about what you’re buying.