opt for fragrance-free. (unless it's 100%, 100% natural.)
WHY80-90% of synthetic fragrances are made of petroleum*...like, the stuff used to fuel car engines. We will reduce our dependence on oil by avoiding fragrant products. *Those made from natural oils only not included. But, be careful, companies don't have to list all ingredients.
HOW From perfumes to detergents, we can choose fragrant-free products. Or, those without petroleum-derived ingredients on this list.
From Subscriber Gabrielle M. on this tip: "Hi! Would be so helpful to outline exactly what is considered a soft plastic. I want to make sure I'm not contaminating the recycling batch, which is a real issue."
Joy C. "Also add one part white vinegar to three parts water when washing [produce]. This will remove mold spores and keep your produce fresher longer so there is less fFood waste. A quick rinse after washing will get rid of any vinegar taste."
Sarah S. "I wanted to share that in addition to washing my veggies like this, I will also add salt to the water to remove any pesticides for when I can't find organic (or my budget doesn't allow it). I've read that it's more effective than rinsing under the tap when it comes to nonorganic produce."
WHY3.8 millions gallons of gas are wasted on idling in the US...every day. That's 34,000 tons of CO2*. We will reduce air pollution & our demand for gas by not idling. *The same CO2 is emitted by burning 36 millionpounds of coal.
HOW Turn off our cars when parked for more than 10 seconds. Keep on our coats to stay warm. Note: newer cars don't need as much time to warm up before driving.