5 Ways to a Better 2020

 In Fairtaste Blog, General
We hope you are all enjoying the start of a new year!
Whether or not new year’s resolution is your thing, it is an essential year to shift your goals around sustainability this year. United Nations says 2020 is ‘last best chance’ for addressing climate change, “We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated,” to reduce emissions as much as possible in 2020. We have made a list to remind you that “No One is too small to make a difference.”
  1. Become a Plant Owner – plants are nature’s first air purifier. They can remove dangerous compounds from fuels, furnishings, and clothes. People also identify rooms with more plants as rooms with cleaner air. Plants are also mood enhancers, they can also teach us a thing or two about empathy.

  2. Bring Your Own Water Bottle – it’s 2020, folks! I’m shocked at how many people still buy bottled water. Plastic isn’t just bad for the planet, it’s bad for you, too. Filtered water is fresher and so it tastes better. Not to mention how much money you save over time. I’ve had mine for over ten years, it has traveled with me in many countries, and I’m still loving it.
  3. Purchase more Fair Trade Grocery items … Like Coffee or Tea – Fair trades value people, economic empowerment, and the environment. Fairtrade promotes climate-resilient agriculture through its standards and programs to protect the environment and biodiversity. Coffee or tea is a great place to start a fair trade switch. The caffeinated beverages are something we drink and purchase regularly which is why this one switch is impactful.
  4. Eating Better but Less Meat (and Sustainable Seafood)- The demand for meat and seafood are going up globally, and that is posing strains on the planet. The quality of the food you eat has a profound impact on your health and the health of the planet. We’re not saying that you have to give up meat entirely but you should be more conscious about the choices you make and the food you put in your body. It is how we live our day to day make important changes in our planet.
  5. Invest in Quality – Quality products are generally better designed and better made. And companies that make these products have better transparency practices and treat their employees better. Remember every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want. When we invest in quality, we are extending that to all parts of our lives. AND better quality will also save you time? Why? Because Simply put — “reselection cost” is the time energy wasted researching for a replacement for disappointing or broken products. Invest in quality.
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