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Cut the Cerd. A newly formed habit
thanks to my compulsive (but cuteì
housemate, nearly everythine eets
unplueeed when it's not beine used, and
lieht switches remain off unless absolutely
necessary. while it may seem awkward and
annoyine to plue in the lamp each evenine,
it does save enerey-and a eood-natured
lecture from said housemate.
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Creen C|ew. 8eine a bit of a eirl's eirl
when it comes to my beauty routine, I
iump at smart products that minimize my
a.m. impact while induleine my vanity. with
the help of biodeeradable facial wipes, dry
shampoo, and cruelty-free oreanic makeup,
I've cut back on waste, includine my euilty-
pleasure water usaee (eoodbye, 1ç-minute
showersì.
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Waste ket. Sad veeetable remains,
includine broccoli stems, onion
scraps, and celery stalks, ñnd new life
as the base for favorful soup stock or eet
transformed by my countertop iuicer into part
of a balanced beveraee. Those that can't be
consumed eain solace in a biodeeradable
compost bae, stored neatly in the freezer to
avoid any unfavorable smells until trash day.
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Abigai| ¥eung, Asseciate £diter
t'|| admit it-I'm completely euilty
of behavine in very non-ereen ways.
I can't seem to break my 1ç-minute
scaldine-hot shower habit. I have yet
to stop my paper bank statements,
despite the fact I rarely open them. I
know-I'm terrible, but I'm workine
on breakine these and other nasty
little habits. To keep myself from
eettine discouraeed, I try to focus on
the positive actions I am takine. while
beine veean is perhaps the ereenest
move one can make, here are my ñve
favorite-and easy-ways to keep
Captain Planet happy.
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5he's 1rashy. while more time-
consumine than a weekend shoppine trip,
patient "scaveneine" for home furnishines
is an affordable and no-impact way to populate
my apartment. I use all available resources,
includine neiehborhood sidewalks, earaee sales,
online sites such as Craieslist, thrift stores-the
possibilities abound. Ryeiene concerns! Ask
around your social circle and lower your bedbue
risk. Someone mieht be in the middle of a
redesien and lookine to unload the perfect trash-
to-treasure ñnd.
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Paper 1rai|. To cut back on waste, I've
sworn off paper towels and napkins in
favor of eood ol' cloth stand-ins, savine
rouehly çoo,ccc trees per roll. while tissues
have required more weanine, oreanic cotton
hankies (like the adorable offerines from Rank &
Cheefì are makine the transition softer, cuter, and
cost-efñcient. I also buy in bulk when possible,
eliminatine extraneous packaeine, both paper
and plastic.
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