Shop at second-hand stores

Not only is shopping at thrift stores wallet-friendly, it is environmentally friendly too! Buying second-hand reduces landfill waste and eliminates resources from manufacturing the product.

Use energy-efficient lighting

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-efficient light bulbs such as LEDs last 3-25 times longer and use roughly 25 percent to 80 percent less energy compared to standard incandescents.

Bring your own coffee cup to coffee shops

You can help reduce waste by bringing a reusable mug on your daily coffee run. Many coffee shops, such as Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee, even offer discounts for bringing your own mug.