Now Western Cuyahoga Audubon would like to hear from you. What suggestions can YOU share in order to live a little more lightly on the planet?
What did we learn?
"One action can make a difference on your journey to living a biocentric lifestyle." ~ Stefanie Spear, Founder and CEO, EcoWatch
Here are a couple that might get you thinking:
- Have a yard? Plant a native tree or shrub. Native plants are species that grow best in the soil and climate of our area. These plants provide food or habitat for native wildlife ranging from insects to deer and might sustain wildlife through a tough winter. Flowers provide nectar and pollen sources for native insects. Fruits in the summer or fall, depending on the plant, might be consumed by people too. Don’t forget the color changing leaves of fall so we can enjoy them. A list of native plants for varying habitats may be found at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources here.
- Dry your clothing using a solar clothes dryer … it is called a clothesline. I know there are communities where clotheslines are not permitted, which is a shame. Clothing dried outdoors saves money, energy resources and just makes clothing smell fresher and last longer. (That dryer lint is fabric coming apart little by little).
- Be a careful shopper. Look at packaging and see if items are over packaged - a box in a carton wrapped in plastic … really? Make your voice known to shippers or manufacturers that items you have bought just have too much packaging. Ugh, I hate it when Amazon ships a small item in too large a box with lots of padding, and I let them know.
Add your ideas in the comments section below. We'd hear from YOU!