Okay, so we’re not here to harp on about building an elaborate worm farm in your kitchen or start making your own earrings out of mushrooms (although that could be kinda cool). Just that going green is a pretty epic way to give the planet a noteworthy high five.
When it comes to consumerism, stretching out your arms and lovingly squeezing the planet by making eco-friendly choices is easier than ever before (and everybody loves hugs). Maybe we’re a little biased, but we reckon that Mother Nature is a top-notch gal – so if you want to give her some lovin,’ you’re in for a treat. Here are our top reasons why green is the new black and how you can get amongst the hype too.
Saves You Dollars
Research predicts that by the year 2100, average global temperatures could increase by up to 5.8°C and the effects that this has on the environment (we’re talking rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps and severe weather shake-ups) is huge. Instead of getting into lunchtime quarrels with friends about climate change, everyone’s pulling up their socks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving big bucks in the process. Why not start by switching your computer off at the wall, brewing your coffee by the pot and riding your bike to work?
Adds Swag To Your Accessories
Wonder where all of your takeaway coffee cups go? Landfill, duh! Stop filling up the earth with junk and invest in an uber cool reusable coffee mug. We’re loving JOCO’s Australian made glass cups with minimalistic designs. While you’re at it, invest in some of our biodegradable pods and reduce your landfill contribution even further – genius! Also, head to your local markets and pick up a few groovy totes. Plastic bags are a thing of the past, so why use them when you could rock seriously cool designs and stand out from the crowd instead?
Fist Pumps Furry Friends
Deforestation is a real thing, yo. And if we wanna keep our furry mates safe, we’ve got to stop destroying their homes. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, about half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared and an estimated 18 million acres of forest are lost each year. So what can you do? Don’t print that receipt, use e-tickets for events and do you bit to make a difference – because going green is so0o0o cool, that everyone’s calling it the new black.
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