The Ultimate Earth Day List

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Ultimate Earth Day List

The Ultimate Earth Day List

Below is a list of all the things we as a company are doing (or would like to be doing) to help reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Save a Sample – Ratcliff donated 5 boxes of used architectural samples and $150 to the scholarship fund.
  • Support organic farmers, producers
  • Waste not, want not
  • No more project books
  • Turn the heat/cooling off
  • Don’t eat beef
  • Skype rather than fly
  • Walk/ride a bike in lieu of car/Drive less
  • Go solar & electric
  • Online paycheck stubs
  • Products made out of 100% recycled fishing line
  • Save food scraps to make broth
  • Live as close to work as you can. Easier commutes by foot, bike or transit
  • Try out those new community bicycles
  • Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth
  • Build/design/convince clients to build low carbon projects
  • Print double sided
  • Try to buy products with reduced packaging
  • Buy less new / recycle clothing
  • Paperless billing and recycle junk mail
  • Reduce/save electricity costs by unplugging devices when not in use
  • If you have a garden, lay irrigation, or soaker hoses at the base of your plants to cut down on waste water
  • Put used coffee grounds into potted plants to pep them up
  • Wear dark clothing – they take less energy to clean using cold water
  • Electric lawnmowers
  • Make their own fertilizer and compost
  • Clean up trash when you see it on the sidewalk and in parks
  • Start a garden if you haven’t already
  • Buy a more energy efficient refrigerator
  • Uses real cloth towels instead of paper towels
  • Use a reusable bottle for water and take a cup when going to the coffee shop