Making a collective impact with each Earth-saving act

Here at Waterhouse Brands, we believe in the power of one. Yet some problems – like the climate crisis – can feel overwhelming and seem too monumental for one person to change.

Today marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. It’s a day to celebrate our environment, rally around ways to clean and preserve it, and educate ourselves on actions that have a direct impact on our health and well-being.

In honor of Earth Day, we asked our team to provide Earth-saving tips they implement in their lives to help make the world a better place. Here’s our list of planet-preserving practices: 

“We’ve banned plastic water bottles in our house and are big fans of reusable water bottles. We avoid buying beverages in plastic rings. If we do, we make sure to cut the rings to reduce hazards to sea life should debris make its way into the ocean!”

– Kimberly Kramer

“As a busy family with young kids, we do a lot of ordering from Amazon. I group all our shipments, even if it means slower shipping, to save on both packaging and fuel emissions!”

– Meredith Kiernan

“I am a huge fan of composting and sorting my waste. My largest container is for recycling items like bottles or broken-down boxes. I most frequently use my compost for food scraps and used coffee grounds, and my least used trash bag is the actual garbage going to the landfill.”

– Brianna Frisch

“We use sustainable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products from Mrs. Meyers Clean Day that are local to Wisconsin where I currently live!”

– Samantha Gorman

“No single-use plastic in our house! Water bottles and shopping bags are all reused and environmentally-friendly. We compost and recycle with very minimal use of our landfill garbage can. We got the smallest one the city offered and only need to put it out for pick up about once every month!”

– Stacey Williams

“Whether at the grocery store or on Amazon, we avoid products made or packaged with plastics all together, opting for items made of glass, metal, natural fibers and other recyclable materials. Reusable cloth bags are great for unwrapped produce. We buy in bulk, using our own refillable containers.”

– Sheryl Meredith

“I try my best to donate clothes I don’t wear anymore and recycle clothing that is no longer wearable. A lot of great brands, like Patagonia and Threadup, have textile recycle programs to consider.”

– Angela Stempky

Our family does not use plastic bottles, straws, or cutlery for takeout. Instead, we use water flasks or bottles and use our own cutlery at home. We practice the same habits for school lunch boxes. We use non-plastic cutlery, reusable food storage containers, and reusable water bottles.”

– Kathleen Ralston

“I try to be as zero waste as possible. I have almost no trash each week; most items go to compost or recycling.”

– Kristen Zeitzer

“My favorite grocery stores are those that allow me shop by weight. When it comes time to buy more dry foods like rice, pasta, and beans, I bring my reusable glassware with me so I can purchase only what I need without creating more plastic waste.”

– Danielle Leedeman

“I compost all my food scraps, and I buy almost all of my food at the local farmers market. I also avoid items sold in plastic, recycle when appropriate, and give away items I no longer have a use for to neighbors in need. I use my own bags at the store too.” 

– Amy Quigley

Those are some of our favorite Earth-friendly tips and tricks. What is your power of one? Let us know in the comments under our LinkedIn Earth Day post. On behalf of all of us at Waterhouse Brands, Happy Earth Day!

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