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More Sustainable Practices


  • In lieu of a scientific product analysis, here are some simple questions that will help you evaluate a product, based on information that may be apparent or on the label:
    Is it safe? (Read the label.)
    Is it from recycled or renewable materials?
    Will it last? Is it produced locally?
    Is it produced in a sustainable manner? (Organically grown, certified wood.)
  • Support legislation that requires ecological labeling of products, so that consumers can be informed and can choose to patronize companies that are environmentally responsible.
  • Share, borrow, use the library, use the internet;
  • Re-use: hold a yard-sale, buy second-hand, donate;
  • Exchange services;
  • Repair, rather than throw away;
  • Invest in socially responsible portfolios. Entrust your funds to companies that support your values;
  • Evaluate the foods that you routinely eat in terms of sustainability. Some types of seafood have been over-fished, while some types of meat production are considered resource-intensive.
  • The most effective and inexpensive way to care for natural resources is to PREVENT waste and pollution.