Our Lifestyle Choices Matter


Think Before You Buy

Nearly everything we buy impacts the environment, including the materials and energy it takes to make and operate each purchase. Ditch “single-use,” and look for more sustainably sourced products and energy-efficient devices. 



Think Before You Throw Away

Reuse, repair, or donate gently used items whenever possible. If you need to throw something away, check with your city or town to learn about the best way to recycle or dispose of unwanted items. 



What About Population?

More people on the planet increases our environmental impact. While it can be sensitive to discuss, in wealthy countries, we might reflect on our choices about family size. In growing countries, supporting access to education and young women’s empowerment can lead to more effective family planning.