Did you know that the average US household produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day? That adds up to over a ton per household per year!
The statistics are scary, but the solution doesn’t have to be. Going zero waste is one of the most impactful and rewarding decisions you can personally make for the health of the planet.
Plastic Free July has quickly arrived, and here at Tree Tribe, it has us doing a deep dive into ways we can do better for the planet.
But first, what exactly is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is a movement born out of a global call for each of us to be part of the solution to plastic pollution and see a world without its damaging effects.
Staying active and healthy while protecting our planet are top priorities at Tree Tribe. We do this by offering products that are good for you and good for the planet.
Here are 10 key benefits of our reusable bottles:
Probably one of my favorite quotes out there, especially as it relates to my philosophy on environmental issues, is attributed to a cultural anthropologist named Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Since I first heard it years ago, I’ve rattled it off more than a few times to more than a few people...
Plastic Free July is a social movement to challenge ourselves to be more environmentally responsible by cutting out single use plastic.
It's a fun exercise to bring awareness at how much single use plastic we use every day, and think about where it goes.
You'll find yourself being more mindful and creative in your daily life
May is Endangered Species Month, and our tree planting partner Eden Projects just shared some cool news with us!
They recently added 13 additional acres of land in Madagascar to use as a conservatory and rehabilitation center for endangered wildlife such as lemurs, crocodiles, tortoises, and chameleons.
Leaf leather is an innovative plant based leather alternative made from tree leaves. It's better than traditional leather because it's more environmentally friendly and created from trees so it doesn't require harming animals.
It can also be made just as strong and durable as animal leather, and even water resistant like our own Tree Tribe Leaf Leather.
^^^ That's a beautiful ocean! Let's keep it that way :)
This is a quick thought on preventing extra trash and promoting awareness with monthly challenges - using the power of habit to make a positive change in our environment.
This is a guest post by Sam Kenworthy, the Permaculture Manager at CIRENAS
CIRENAS (Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales y Sociales) and Tree Tribe started a unique collaboration roughly six months ago when I got in touch with Joe Lannen, founder of Tree Tribe, simply because of their business model that included planting trees based on sales.