Let’s Make 2022 The Year of Going Green! – By Joe Scrizzi

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We are excited to see what we can accomplish together this year.

If your goal is to live even more sustainably in 2022, we are with you, and we have some tips to help.

Let’s Make 2022 The Year of Going Green!

Sustainable New Year’s Resolution Ideas:

Think it’s a little late to set a New Year’s resolution?

Think again! It’s always the right time to make changes for the better.

And remember, It’s ok to start small.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Get out your notepads, iPads, or notes app and start setting some simple resolutions for yourself. By writing them down, you’re setting yourself up for success and helping our planet!

Recycling Tips for the New Year:

Upcycle, donate, or recycle
Out with the old and in with the new year! Time to go through your closet and get rid of the things you don’t need. Donate these items to people who may need them, upcycle them, or find a location that accepts them.

Buy less
Now that you’ve gone through your stuff, pledge to buy less. This year, you can avoid adding more clutter to your closet and your life.

If you do have to buy, buy secondhand or upcycled materials
Most of the time, the things we buy can be used by others after we’re through with them. If you need a wedding guest dress or a complete set of dishes, chances are the items you need are waiting for you in a thrift store. Upcycled materials are also a great way to give a second life to old materials!

Start using reusable shopping bags
We know it can be easy to forget to grab your reusable bags when running to the grocery store. PRO TIP: Every time you unpack your groceries, put the bags right back in the car.

Say NO to plastic water bottles
If you didn’t get a reusable water bottle as a gift this holiday season, head out and treat yourself to one to avoid plastic water bottle usage! A reusable water bottle will last you for years to come and could help save you from using 160 plastic bottles annually per person (estimate).

Start composting
Food scraps and yard waste currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away. Check out more facts and these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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