This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company.
We’ve all heard this Native American proverb…
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
…but what are we really doing about it? I know that sometimes I start to feel bad about my modern lifestyle. I fly a lot when I travel for the blog, I drive a lot because my boyfriend lives in another city, and to be quite honest, I like to shop.
Some people have a truly heroic approach to eco-friendliness. They compost, they recycle rainwater to use for gardening, and they embark on no shopping challenges for an entire year. Those people are amazing. I am not one of those people. So I got to thinking about some ways that “the rest of us” can do our part to be kind to the earth.
6 Non-Crunchy Ways to be Green
- This one’s a no-brainer. Recycle at your home, and if you have the influence you can press for recycling at work, too. Besides arranging for the service to begin, it won’t take you any extra time to throw an item into the recycling bin instead of the trashcan.
- Shop second-hand. Give new life to something that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
- Print less. In an increasingly digital world, we’re all emailing instead of sending paper memos. Keep emails digital – there’s no need to print them most of the time.
- Eat more whole foods. The less packaging you buy, the less packaging you throw away.
- Recycle your used coffee grounds to create a nitrogen-rich soil mixture for your houseplants and herb garden.
- Switch out your usual bottled water for Dasani green cap bottled water, aka PlantBottle.
The PlantBottle green cap tells you that it’s packaged in an eco-friendly bottle made from 30% sustainable, plant-based ingredients. You can feel good about your lower impact on the earth, and you can recycle the bottle just like the bottles you’re already used to. (Plus, we all know that Dasani bottled water tastes the best anyway.)
Dasani water still has that recognizable blue label, but now comes in a bottle that uses 45% less plastic than the original bottles that came out in 2001. Plus, Dasani is spreading the eco-friendly wealth by sharing the PlantBottle technology with other companies. Heinz uses it in their ketchup bottles, Ford uses it in the interiors of the Fusion Energi Hybrid, and it can even be found in the refreshment cups at theme parks like Busch Gardens. Awesome, huh?
Learn more about the Dasani green cap PlantBottle on Coca-Cola’s website right here!
Do you drink Dasani water? What other things do you do to be kind to the earth?