Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s discussion
Our children are our future. Not just the people that may be taking care of us when we can no longer take care of ourselves, but they have to live with choices that are being made now. So if we destroy our planet now, our children and our children’s children have to live with it. Which means we need to be teaching our children to take care of the planet. To reduce, reuse and recycle.
I love that Repreve is turning recycled plastics into a sustainable fabric. Fabric that you may have in your home already and didn’t even know it. We found a handful of products in our home! Pants, this green beanie and even car seats. But they can’t make these things with out recycled plastics. More people need to be making a conscience effort to recycle. If there isn’t a recycling bin next to the trash can, hold onto it until you can find a recycling bin. It isn’t going to hinder your life if you hang on to it until you can properly dispose of it. But it will if tons of plastic end up in our landfills to sit forever.
1. Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth.
2. Turn of the lights when you leave a room.
3. Recycled plastics and cardboard.
4. Use reusable shopping bags.
5. Use a lunchbox and cloth napkins instead of lunch bags.
Some other great ways to be green.
7. Growing your own garden. (use your compost for awesome soil)
8. Use energy efficient light bulbs.
9. Color on both sides of the paper.
10. Walk or ride your bike to school.
What are some of the ways that you practicing being green around your house? Show how you’re going green and you could win $5,000 in green!!
#TurnItGreen X Games contest:
Dates: Jan. 1-31
Grand Prize: $5,000 cash
To celebrate the X Games, REPREVE invites participants to share how they “turn it green”, or how they live a more sustainable life by recycling or reusing materials, by sharing an image or video on Twitter, Instagram or Vine with the #TurnItGreen hashtag.
Once you share the image or video with the hashtag, you will be entered into a sweepstakes where five entries will be randomly selected as the Top Five. Those five will be voted on by visitors to Repreve[dot]com where the image or video with the most votes will win a $5,000 cash prize. The other four video entries will receive a REPREVE Jacket and a Go-Pro camera (retail valued at over $350).
ere is the video we made!
We also made a video about being green!