Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

Pierce County, Sustainable New Year's Resolution
So what will your Sustainable New Year's Resolution be in 2018? A few ideas to consider... Whatever you choose to do, commit to it actively for the first month. Studies show people who make changes intensively for a month are more likely to hold onto the habit long-term. Save Money Buy less stuff (video for inspiration). Recent studies suggest that the stuff you buy has a major impact on your greenhouse gas footprint. By buying less stuff you can save money for things like retirement. Limit Waste Get rid of old stuff that brings you no joy. But don't throw it away. You should take it to Goodwill or other local organizations that can find a good home for your items. Almost everything can be reused even those old shoes or that…
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The 2017 Sustainable Gift Guide

Pierce County, Sustainable Gift Guide
Your LED holiday lights are up and your Amazon Smile account is setup to donate to your favorite Pierce County charity. You are ready to buy some stuff! Wait a minute...Isn't this the Sustainability Newsletter? Isn't buying stuff bad? Well not necessarily.... What if you could buy local stuff that people need and the gift reduced pollution throughout its lifetime. What if you could support local farmers from Orting and get delicious food throughout the year.  What if you could save money by getting off fossil fuels and breathe cleaner air while mowing your lawn. Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Shop local when possible to support local businesses and help fund Pierce County Government operations through sales tax. Support local non-profits that make our community better (too many to list). Air Quality Remember…
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