These days, it seems like everyone coming up with new ways to “go green” and live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Luckily, it’s easier than you may think to go green! Even small changes can add up to a significant impact on our communities and the planet. Check out these simple ways to add some more green to your daily routine:
Use less water
Conserving water can help lower your utility bill and prevent unnecessary waste. Saving water is easy to do by making a few small changes around the home. For example, don’t let the faucet run while you brush your teeth. Or, try taking shorter showers. Cutting back on just a few minutes of water use can help save gallons and gallons of wasted water!
Choose reusable utensils
Disposable plastic utensils may be convenient, but did you know that plastic straws and cutlery are hard to recycle and non-biodegradable? All that waste adds up, filling our local landfills with plastic that will take years to break down. Carrying your own reusable utensils and straws is a great way to reduce plastic waste and help the environment. Metal straws are a popular choice because they are durable, washable, and easy to carry in your lunch bag or purse. You can also find reusable knives, forks, and spoons to help you cut down on plastic and go green every day!
Donate your gently-used goods to Goodwill
Did you know that the trash you throw away each week is sent to a landfill, where it can take decades to fully break down? Instead of throwing away items like clothing, household goods, and furniture, donate them to Goodwill!
Ohio Valley Goodwill gladly accepts donations of gently-used items that you no longer want or need. We put your donations to work in our stores by reselling them at affordable prices to people in your community, helping to prevent items from piling up in local landfills. And the best part is, every purchase made at one of our stores helps to fund life-changing job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.
But wait, there’s more! Ohio Valley Goodwill works with local recycling partners to recycle the donations that don’t sell in our stores, which also limits the amount of reusable waste that is sent to our community’s landfills. By donating to Goodwill you’re supporting our efforts to limit waste, promote sustainability, and help the planet!
At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we make donating quick and easy for you! To find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill donation site or retail store, visit our locations page. Thank you for going green and supporting Goodwill with your generous donations!