5 Simple Ways to Help Protect Our Planet (and in some cases out wallets!)

25 Apr

Fashion

Fashion, Polyvore

“The geometry issue” by pensivepeacock on Polyvore

Fashion

Fashion

Tube Top: H&M || Skirt: Gap (this was a dress from a clothing swap, ofcourse ;) || Shoes: Gap Outlet Store

Today’s outfit post was inspired by Earth Day (and this Polyvore set), which just passed a couple of days ago on April 22nd. The pictures were taken at my friend’s building’s green roof. They are growing all sorts of wonderful veggies up there and when they are ready to be picked they will be distributed amongst residents and others interested in taking part in their share program. Pretty cool for a building in the middle of NYC, huh? So how can we do our little parts in helping to protect and preserve this wonderful planet of ours? Some things i already do are:

  • Carry a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable bottles of water .
  • Bring my lunch to work in reusable tupperware. I save so much money by bringing my lunch and coffee/tea to work, its actually one of the tips i often give my clients that i advice financially.
  • Take part in clothing swaps. My readers will already know that this is one of my favorite ways to save money on clothing, but it’s also good for the environment because it keeps good clothing out of land fills.

But, speaking of clothing and textiles, did you know that those should be recycled too?! For some reason this is one thing i had not thougth to do before. We all know that recycling bottles and news papers is a great way to protect our environment and are pretty familiar with how to do it, but i find that clothing and textiles are not as easy to know what to do with. So for my 5th simple way to help protect our environment, which i will have to start to do too:

  • Find a clothing and textiles recycling program near you. According the non-profit organization GrowNYC ʺNYC residents discard 193,000 tons of textiles every year.ʺ And thats only one city! GrowNYC has a clothing and textiles recycling program, and according to them these items are either donated to be reused if it’s in good condition, or it is sold to be reincarnated into a plethora of things, such as rags.

So what are some ways you take care of our lil’ ol space in space?

Yours in Inspiration,

Wendy Coral

P.S. The cute dog, location and pictures were all courtesy of my my friend Josie Bisono, whom took the Shop your Closet Challenge a few posts ago :). Thanks for being such good sports, Rocky and Josie!

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2 Responses to “5 Simple Ways to Help Protect Our Planet (and in some cases out wallets!)”

  1. elkeeb April 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Great post! I have really been wanting to do more environment-centric features on my blog but wasn’t sure where to start. I’m especially interested in the recycling of textiles. Thanks for the inspiration, Coral. lol

    • Coral's Inspirations April 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

      Glad you found it useful! yeah recycling anything other than the usual bottles, cans, papers can be daunting!

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