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Sustainability

What does sustainability mean, and how can we incorporate it into our daily actions?

At its core, sustainability means to not use more than what is available or can be replenished concerning economic, social, and ecological processes.


There are ways to decrease your ecological footprint and leave a handprint, rather than a footprint on our environment

When we look at data measuring environmental impact, the problem with our consumption habits becomes clearly visible.

Measuring your environmental footprint can serve as a good indication of environmental impact. 

This process measures the amount of global hectares (1 hectare = roughly 2.5 acres) that humans require to exist.

Currently, the average US citizen requires 7 global hectares, compared to the global average of 2.7 hectares per person.

If the whole human population had the same ecological footprint as the average US citizen, we would need 3.9 Earths to sustain that level of consumption. 

(McDonald, Charlotte. 2015. How many Earths do we need? BBC News Magazine, retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33133712).

Change Your Consumption

Reduce Waste:

• Find reusable alternatives to plastics & learn how to re-purpose what you can

Compost organic matter

• Recycle what you can

• Buy in bulk

Participate in Your Community

Cleanup & Beautification Through:

• Involvement in trash clean-ups (like our Litter Toolbox)

• Planting trees

• Seeding wildflowers

  • • Maintaining a healthy and eco-friendly lawn

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Be a Conscious Consumer

  • Use Your Dollar Vote by:

  • • Buying from ethical companies 

  • • Buying local produce & goods – this stimulates the local economy, and reduces transportation costs and emissions

Use Your Voice

  • Educate & Inspire Others by:

  • • Becoming vocal about your own habits to influence the people around you

  • • Instilling environmental knowledge at an early age, equipping children with an inherent knowledge of how to respect our environment