Environment: WHAT CAN I DO?

Drive less. If your job is suited, ask if you can work at home a day or two a week. If public transit adds less than a half hour to your commute, take it more often. If riding your bike to work is an option, add it to your commuting menu.

Use less paper.

Don’t waste food. Stock your pantry and plan meals.

Eat less meat and buy sustainable fish.

Use green cleaning products and natural cosmetics.

Don’t flush leftover prescriptions; look for drop-off sites.

Get and pay bills online.

Welcome pollinators with flowering native and water-wise plants. Avoid neonics and pesticides.

Consider an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Pay attention to local, state and national government. Call your lawmakers and vote your values.

by Cindy Sutter