Statistics from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) show household food waste in the UK increased 4.4 per cent between 2012 and 2015, despite a target to cut household waste 5 per cent by 2015. That brings the amount of food sent to landfill in 2015 to 7.3 million tonnes, costing UK families £700 per year. So here are five tips on how you can reduce your #foodwaste. 1 Take stock of what you already have in your fridge, freezer and cupboards. Taking stock of what you have before making a menu plan and shopping list ensures you don’t waste money buying duplicates. 2 Menu Plan. Once you know what’s in the house, plan a menu (try to use up the perishing food items first). What can you make from the food you already have? Make a shopping list based on your menu plan. 3. Buy only what you need. If you’ve made a menu plan for the week and a shopping list, buy only what you need! Stick to that shopping list. Remember it’s not a bargain if you don’t need it. 4 Freeze things. I batch cook and freeze meals in individual portions, and I have taken to buying fresh vegetables that have been reduced, portioning them out, and freezing them. When it comes to reducing your food waste, your freezer is your friend. 5 Get composting! IF you can, composting is the single biggest thing you can do to reduce your food waste. Composting means that all those veggy scraps and peelings don’t get sent to landfill where they will produce huge amounts of methane, which is a big contributor to climate change. Composting your fruit and vegetable waste reduces the amount of organic matter filling our landfills, and it gives you beautiful, nutrient rich compost that your garden and/or vegetable patch will thank you for. #lessfoodwaste#lesswaste#lowwastelifestyle#lowwastekitchen#lowwastediet#reducefoodwaste#composting#foodwaste#ecotips#ecolife#ecoliving#saveourearth#saveourplanet#saveourenvironment#bethechange#makelovenotwaste#thebarefootwarrior
♻️Who uses reusable straws!? The sea turtles thank you!!!! 🌊 Never travel without your reusable straws!! Get yours today on our website! Free shipping!! We have many different colors! #recycle#ReusableStraws#SaveOurPlanet
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Meet James. 👋
James has lived in Boone for over 40 years, and built many of the houses in the area. After leaving contracting last year, James joined the Vixster team as a full-time Hauler. Many of his pickup routes take him back to the houses he once built. Talk about full circle. ⠀
Here’s to you James, a true Boone pioneer! ⠀
Head on over to @thewholeleaf_ for wholefood bowls, homewares and botanicals! 🌿🥥 They are also serving our Coco Fresco cold-pressed slushies. Flavours include Watermelon and Green 🍉🍏 All food waste goes to local farms to be used as feed and compost 🐄♻️ Keep it natural, folks! 🌎✌️
TCEC Serangan provides education for local schoolchildren about turtle conservation as well as training for locals on how to create turtle ornaments and souvenirs from coconut shells as opposed to turtle shells. With every purchase, you will get 2 stainless-steel straws and the cleaner 🍃 All for 75k 🍃
✨ Exciting news! ✨ We are now producing our own stainless-steel straws!! Stainless-steel straws are perfectly safe to use and BPA free. Meanwhile plastic straws have been known to leech harmful chemicals into the bloodstream. It’s time to make the switch! Order your straws today and % of the proceeds will be donated to Turtle Conservation and Education Center in Serangan, Bali, Indonesia 🙏🏼
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[ARG D10] Boating down the Beagle Channel today was one of the most stunning experiences I’ve had. I now understand the hype to witness animals in their natural habitat. Also, we really gotta save this mesmerizing planet! 🌎
Something about being so close to Antarctica gave me the chills, literally and figuratively. Seeing penguins, puffins, and sea lions not in a zoo awoke some sort of primal instinct within me. We deserve to peacefully coexist on this Earth. 🐧
More bewildering was learning about the explorers who discovered these islands in the late 1800s. If missionaries can make life work here in 1800s, pre-GPS, electricity, or WiFi, I think I can manage my life one way or the other. #perspectives 🤔
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#19 Endangered Species Highlight: Great Indian Bustard
Status: 🚨Critically Endangered🚨
The great Indian bustard can easily be distinguished by its black crown on the forehead contrasting with the pale neck and head. The body is brownish and the wings are marked with black, brown and grey. Males and females generally grow to the same height and weight but males have larger black crowns and a black band across the breast. They breed mostly during the monsoon season when females lay a single egg on open ground. Males have a gular pouch, which helps produce a resonant booming mating call to attract females and can be heard up to a distance of 500 metres. Males play no role in the incubation and care of the young, which remain with the mother till the next breeding season. These birds are opportunist eaters. Their diet ranges widely depending on the seasonal availability of food. They feed on grass seeds, insects like grasshoppers and beetles, and sometimes even small rodents and reptiles.
Conservation Issues: The biggest threat to this species is hunting, which is still prevalent in Pakistan. This is followed by occasional poaching outside Protected Areas, collisions with high tension electric wires, fast moving vehicles and free-ranging dogs in villages. Other threats include habitat loss and alteration as a result of widespread agricultural expansion and mechanized farming, infrastructural development such as irrigation, roads, electric poles, as well as mining and industrialization. #email@example.com@lana.french.7@steveadamgallery@naturalist3@the_black_snow_monkey@save_the_world4@undauntedapparel@firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, the holiday season is in full swing and with the influx of family and friends in town, dining out is likely on the schedule. Be conscious when you order and remember to say no to plastic straws. Use paper or better yet, bring your own! The ocean will thank you. Cheers! 🥂
Colorado is quickly emerging as one of the most sustainable states in the West! Ambitious goals recently announced by Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest energy provider, further solidify that claim. Xcel Energy is aiming to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030, and to cut carbon emissions completely by 2050! #SustainableColorado#SaveOurPlanet#ArtOfHomeTeam
#BrandsDoingGood: eyes on @patagonia 🐠
At @chacunsoncafe, we are big fans of Patagonias’ way of doing business, leading the way in promoting long-term solutions. So today, I wanted to highlight the brands’ recent push in political activism as an example for every brand.
In October, Patagonia officially endorsed 2 Democratic candidates running for Senate and closed shop on election day, giving its employees time to vote. More recently, the brand announced plans to donate $10 million it saved from the federal government’s “irresponsible tax cut” to grassroots activism groups working to protect the environment. “Our home planet needs it more than we do,” wrote Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.
And as the Australian Government granted the 1st exploration permits in the Bight less than a year after BP’s rig had exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, Patagonia just launched a campaign to show the potential danger: oil on beaches + devastated marine life and communities.
Quand les marques agissent : focus sur @patagonia 🐠
Chez @chacunsoncafe, nous sommes fans de la vision du commerce de Patagonia : créer des produits durables et de qualité, en encourageant au maximum les clients à ne pas acheter ce dont ils n’ont pas besoin. Aujourd’hui, j’avais envie de vous parler du récent élan d’activisme politique de la marque, un exemple pour toute entreprise soucieuse de son environnement.
En octobre, Patagonia a officiellement soutenu 2 candidats démocrates au Sénat et fermé boutique le jour du scrutin pour permettre à ses employés de voter. Ensuite, la marque a annoncé un don de 10 millions de $ provenant de ce qu’elle considère une « réduction d'impôt irresponsable » de la part du gouvernement fédéral aux groupes activistes pour la protection de l'environnement. « Notre planète en a plus besoin que nous », a écrit Rose Marcario, PDG de Patagonia.
Et, alors que le gouvernement australien accorde les 1ers permis d'exploration pétrolière moins d’1 an après l'explosion de la plate-forme de BP dans le golfe du Mexique, Patagonia lance une campagne pour montrer le potentiel danger : plages couvertes de pétrole, vie marine et communautés dévastées.
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The city of Kwinana, WA has trialled 2 large drainage nets earlier this year as a way to reduce debris in waterways and prevent pollutant discharge into the environment 🌎
The nets have been successful, so far collecting a whopping 370kg of rubbish ♻️🍃 what city should we add this to next?
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Youth Making Waves: meet Hanna Testa, powerful teen activist! 🐬
@Hannah4change is the perfect example of our youth awareness and ability to make smart moves, using technology as their main tool. Reducing plastic pollution is one of the main causes Hannah champions. She spreads the word on what people can do and leverages social media channels to educate her audiences. The high school student has even taken on large corporations pitching ideas for them to reduce their plastic footprint. In 2017, she partnered with a Georgia senator to designate February 15 as Plastic Pollution Awareness Day.
Want to start some environmentalism of your own? Hannah tells you how: “The best way to get started in conservation is to get educated and informed: once you understand the impact of plastic pollution and other environmental challenges, it is almost impossible not to take action and help.
Quand la jeunesse s’engage : rencontrez Hanna Testa, adolescente activiste !🐬
@Hannah4change est le parfait exemple de la sensibilité et la capacité de notre jeunesse à réagir aux problèmes liés au réchauffement climatique, notamment grace à sa connaissance des réseaux sociaux. Le principal combat d’Hannah ? La pollution plastique. Elle sensibilise les gens à la manière dont ils peuvent agir individuellement et exploite les réseaux sociaux pour éduquer son public. La lycéenne a même conseillé des grandes entreprises comme Starbucks et s’est associée à un sénateur pour désigner le 15 février « Journée de sensibilisation à la pollution plastique » en Géorgie.
Si vous aussi voulez devenir activiste, Hannah vous explique comment : « le meilleur moyen de se lancer dans la conservation est s'informer : une fois que vous avez compris l'impact de la pollution plastique sur l’environnement, il est presque impossible de ne pas agir et sensibiliser son entourage ».
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#AllYouNeedIsLess - Have you considered minimalism? 🌱
Minimalism has been gaining more ground as a trend over the past few years. In a world constantly pushing sales and upgrades, it may be time to flip the script and down-size instead.
I like the idea that minimalism could combat consumerism, which as I see it, has clouded our minds, and distracted us from what truly matters. We all learn as young children that more is always better: more toys, more friends, more clothes. You get the idea. For a long time, we have been brainwashed by advertisements, pushed to buy stuff and used to throw things away without giving them a second thought.
Being minimalist means removing materialistic things that take away from what you value, like single use #CoffeePods for example! Minimalism impacts your life in many ways and gives you a new perspective on human behaviour and necessity. Therefore, I see it as an extremely sustainable way to live, but also as a fantastic way to grow. What about you? 🌝
Minimalisme : vivre une vie significative avec moins 🌱
Le minimalisme est devenu une tendance croissante au cours des dernières années. Dans un monde qui nous pousse constamment à acquérir plus avec la promesse de vivre mieux, il est effectivement peut-être temps d'inverser la tendance.
J'aime l'idée que le minimalisme puisse lutter contre un consumérisme à outrance qui, à mon sens, nous a obscurcis l'esprit et nous a distraits de ce qui compte vraiment. Dès l’enfance, on nous a appris à vouloir toujours plus : plus de jouets, plus d'amis, plus de vêtements. Pendant longtemps, nous avons été poussés à acheter compulsivement et à jeter sans réfléchir.
Être minimaliste signifie supprimer les choses qui nous éloignent de nos valeurs. Par exemple : supprimer les capsules de café à usage unique pour du café plus responsable. Mais il ne s’agit juste d’objets : vivre de façon minimaliste donne une nouvelle perspective sur nos comportements et la notion de nécessité. C’est pourquoi je le considère comme un mode de vie extrêmement durable d’une part, mais aussi comme un excellent outil développement personnel. Qu’en pensez-vous ? 🌝