We’ve pulled together our top 5 New Year’s resolutions for 2021 that will benefit both you, the environment, and your community! Check them out below.
The idea of lacing up your sneakers after a while can seem intimidating, but the easiest way to start is just to start! Schedule three to five 20-minute runs (or even walks) into your schedule for the week. That small amount is enough to build up your endurance and establish a routine without overtaxing your body.
Dust Off Those Cookbooks
Whether you want to get back into the swing of cooking up home cooked meals or just want to start cooking, period, 2021 is the perfect time to start. One of our favorite benefits of at-home cooking is that it’s better for the environment. When ordering take-out or prepackaged meals it’s almost impossible to avoid the massive amounts of plastic, Styrofoam and other non-recyclable materials. Add on the plastic bags they’re delivered in and the included plastic utensils and you suddenly have a meal that will be in landfills for years to come.
Volunteer Your Time
While volunteering during the Covid-era may be a bit trickier, it’s still a great resolution to make. The impact volunteering has on the community is huge. Volunteering is an amazing way to connect with your local community and can even be a great way to make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social and communication skills – win win!
Start a compost bin! The easiest way to start collecting kitchen scraps is with a countertop compost collector, we recommend our Scrap Sack or Fresh air for beginners. As you go about your day, collect any scraps such as bread, dry grains, nuts, eggshells, coffee grounds, flowers, and fruits and veggie scraps into your countertop collector. Composting reduces the amount of food and garden waste that is thrown away, which leads to the reduction of methane
greenhouse gas. Additionally, this waste can be reimagined and put into the soil to replenish diverse nutrients that fuel the growth of future harvests.
Prioritize Shopping Local
You probably hear the phrase, buy local all the time but may not know the benefits and why this is so often encouraged. When you purchase from locally owned businesses, you’re stimulating your local community and keeping more money within your community. A part of the reason why you live in your area is the character and charm your local community has! A big factor of where you live and the value of your home and property is defined by the success of the businesses surrounding it.