If you’re a human who enjoys snacks, Walker’s Crisps needs your feedback. They’ve proposed a timeline of 2025 to make their packaging recycleable, but that’s not fast enough to keep millions of pieces of plastic waste from poisoning our water, soil, and wildlife.
Tell Walkers to speed up their pace and convert to eco-friendly packaging now by using THIS form.
Diggin’ Shoreline is a community-based project which encourages food independence and the creation of green spaces through both community and individual gardening. Learn more about them and how to get involved HERE.
We can’t hang onto our clothes forever. Whether we wear them out, need a different size, or have changed our style, we inevitably end up discarding some of our clothes.
But it doesn’t have to be inevitable that those clothes end up in a landfill. Here are some ideas for how to get rid of your old clothes in an environmentally responsible way:
- Sell them. If your used clothes are in good condition, you can sell them online (using something like Craigslist or OfferUp) or bring them to a local consignment shop.
- Donate them. Lightly used clothes can also help people in need. Bring them directly to a local homeless shelter, give them to a person you know, or take them to a local secondhand store that donates the proceeds to charity.
- Upcycle them. HERE is a list of easy and useful crafts you can make with your old t-shirts, and HERE are some you can make with your old jeans. Just google ‘craft tutorial + old [clothing item]’ for even more ideas.
- Recycle them. Use Earth 911’s location finder HERE to get to your nearest clothing dropoff, or go to the American Textile Recycling Service HERE to find a bin (or even host a bin on your property if you’re able!).
Puget Sound’s iconic orcas are in deep trouble. Plunging salmon populations, pollution, and oil tanker traffic are all hurting the roaming pods of whales.
HERE is a petition to Washington’s governor Jay Inslee demanding emergency action to help the orcas.
Brexit could mean disaster for more than just immigrants, public services, and the British economy. Once the UK exits the EU, environmental regulation is up for grabs, and greedy special interests are already looking to remake the laws so that they can pollute with impunity.
If you’re in Europe, you can sign a petition HERE to tell the UK government to shore up environmental laws now.