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Here is what we can do 🌿

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Support carbon reduction.

You can contribute by supporting projects which reduce carbon emissions with reforestation or renewable energy.

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Don't shop when hungry.

Being hungry when grocery shopping will make you have cravings and buy stuff that you don’t need - which will create waste. Plan your meals, make a shopping list and stick to it.

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Reflect on delivery.

Often times it's more sustainable to go into the store or restaurant or pick up the item or food yourself. You will avoid unnecessary packaging and potentially transportation emission from delivery. This depends obviously on distance and type of transportation you would use, since otherwise delivery can be actually more efficient, especially when the providers is running on electric mobility and multiple deliveries are carried.

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Choose cloth napkins.

Instead of buying paper towels or Kleenex use cloth napkins and handkerchiefs since they are reusable and have a multipurpose: tissue, hand towel, napkin or snack saver.

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Choose organic.

Organic farming for crops and vegetables has a lower environmental impact compared to conventional methods. Since fertile soils that are full of nutrients, organic food is usually also better for your health.

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Buy in bulk with your own jar.

You get so much more bang for your buck because you can actually see the portions you are buying. So many packed foods are filled with air and contain chemicals and preservatives that are not healthy and these packages cost more.

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Identify palm oil.

Palm oil can be found in nearly 50% of the packaged goods we eat- from cookies, peanut butter, breakfast cereal to cleaning products, laundry detergent, lipstick, and body lotion. It is heavily driving deforestation. Looking at the ingredients it is often hidden in other terms like "vegetable oil" and others. Make sure to look out for labels like RSPO and others.

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Choose sustainable chocolate.

Chocolate production starts with cocoa which production is often linked to child labour, deforestation, low wages and terrible working conditions. Instead of looking for "natural" or "green" chocolate look for Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, or UTZ certifications.

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Avoid parchment paper.

First of all, a lot of parchment paper is bleached and also contains dioxin. Wax paper also consists of paraffin and is derived from petroleum, which is terrible to ingest. Go for silicone mats as they can be reused thousand times, don't stick and cut down oil/fats consumption.