From The Gram

Thanks to @thefeedfeed.vegan for showing us the a plant based life can be a sweet one. As residents of the developed world, the most valuable, easy and tangible thing we can ALL do right now is reduce or ditch meat and dairy. Almost all UYO cafes have a plant based option. Choose it and make a massive change to your health, and the health of our air, land and water.

From The Gram

Our instasista @keilahs_eats demonstrating one of the only sane ways to get sushi takeaway in a world gone packaging-mad. Use your own container, bowl or plate. Use UYO to find cafes who will love you when you choose to reuse. You are being the change the world needs now. 

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WORD from instagram account @sustainable_chill 🌻 ~ "Gifted this mug by the Head of sustainability at work yesterday. 😍 I’ve made a lot of noise about coffee cups, and single use plastic at work and people now know who I am and ask me recycling questions. 😊 Sometimes it really is as simple as the message on this cup. 
CHOOSE TO REUSE. Nobody is perfect and we shouldn’t try to be. But trying to be better is important. Everyday at work I put a banana skin and apple core in the bin. There isn’t a system for food waste. Maybe I should take them home for my own food waste... to be completely honest the thought only just came to my mind and I’m passionate about this stuff. That helps me understand why other people don’t think about what they throw away... it’s not that they don’t care. It’s that it’s not on their radar. So my mission is to put it on people’s radar and raise awareness. 🌻 FYI, this mug is made from bamboo".

From The Gram

What can I do? You can do this. Easy 🌿 This is from @zerowaste.japan and you can connect by clicking HERE 🌿 Small acts repeated, make huge change. Not only in themselves, but in the messages they send to marketing, to manufacturers, to governments. 

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Thanks @shopwithgoodintent for this info 🌻 ~ "Did you know that the CO2 footprint of an average search is estimated at 0.2 grams? Not so with Ecosia. We recently built our own solar plant, so that we can run our servers on clean power. This is even better than buying renewable energy from existing plants, as the plant can deliver clean energy to the grid and replace electricity derived from fossil fuels.⁣ 🌻 By planting trees and offsetting its energy use with renewables, each search with Ecosia actually removes 1 kg of CO2 from the air, which makes Ecosia a carbon-negative search engine. Here’s the math: an average search generates around 0.005 € of revenue. It costs roughly 0.25 € to plant a tree, which means that Ecosia can plant one tree every 50 searches. On average, these trees will each remove 50 kg of CO2 during an expected 15 year lifetime.⁣ 🌻 This means that if Ecosia were as big as Google, it could absorb 15% of all global CO2 emissions! That’s enough to offset vehicle emissions worldwide." -@ecosia

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From our good friends @therubbishtrip 🌿 ~ "Backyard burying and burning of plastic and household rubbish. Just to be clear, we're not talking about putting a bit of paper and cardboard in your home fireplace here, people. We're talking about the practice of setting a match to general rubbish (i.e. plastics) or chucking it into backyard, unlined pits. Unfortunately, still widespread in NZ. Do you do this? Do you know someone who does this? Is it time we got better at calling this out and having the hard conversations with friends and family - for the sake of the health of our air, water, food and soil? Our first The Rubbish Guilt-Trip post reflects on our countless experiences of these practices across New Zealand. We call on New Zealanders to move beyond the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" approach to the burning and burying of general rubbish on private land and in private homes." Click HERE for more...

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Look at the goodness that can happen when a community works together? @plasticfreeraglan renting solutiosn to folks who enjoy the gorgeous kai at @ragalansummermarkets ~ I just love this. Making sure there is no excuse for single use.

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A word or more from instafamily @upstreamsolutions ~ other side of the world but relevant as heck 🌻 ~ "Ready to go #indisposable in the work place? Let’s make progress—not pollution. It can be frustrating to try to do the right thing when “just throw it away” is the standard. Many office buildings & work sites still have foam cups & plastic lids by the coffee machines, & fridges stocked with single-use bottles. Or even if there is a water cooler, there’s often a small stack of plastic cups ready to be thrown “away” & never thought of again—even when every piece of plastic ever created will ALWAYS exist in some form.

The best place to start building a better way than throw-away where you work is to share your stories & open up the conversation. Bring your reusable bottles & cups & talk about your weekly savings from refilling. Pack your lunch in a reusable container, bring your own utensils, & talk to your team about saving money by generating less trash to be picked up or dropped off at the dump. Ask your colleagues if they know where their recyclables really end up—depending on your community, this could be an incinerator upstate or an export company shipping plastics to Indonesia, or your local landfill.

And when your team’s engaged, ask if they’re ready to save money & improve your company’s environmental impact by switching to reuse. If your team can’t wash dishes on site, talk about reuse systems like @cupclub that can provide your workplace with REAL mugs, then pick them up to wash & bring back.

Keep being the example of a better way. The world is catching up 💪🌎💯"