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15 Simple Things NYers Incorporate Into Their Daily Routines To Be More Eco-Friendly

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

15 Simple Things NYers Incorporate Into Their Daily Routines To Be More Eco-Friendly

Today’s Earth Day! A day dedicated to helping our planet by making more sustainable choices.

Though NYC announced a bunch of city-wide commitments to help make the city a greener place — like transitioning to all-electric school buses, restarting the curbside composting program, and having the NYC gov. run entirely on renewable energy by 2025 — there are things we can all do at an individual level to help the cause.

Here are small but impactful things New Yorkers have incorporated into their everyday routines in the city to be more eco-friendly! Thanks for sharing with us on Instagram.

1. Using public transportation and walking.

2. Avoiding plastic bags and bringing my own grocery bags.

3. I buy everything within 1km from my house. In Italy we say “comprare a chilometro zero.”

4. @AstoriaPug does free composting in Astoria and throughout Queens.

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5. Use metal straws, reusable coffee cup and water bottle, glass containers, and reusable bags!

6. Purchasing non-packaged food products.

7. Recycling.

8. Traveling by bike and not by car.

9. I have a roof garden a compost!

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10. Find a third party energy provider. I use Arcadia!

11. Plant greens.

12. Wash cloths in cold water.

13. I use reusable k-pods for my coffee.

14. Paperless and composting.

15. Re-using plastic and aluminum products as much as possible.

featured image source: Instagram / @unsqgreenmarket

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