5 Ways to Be More Green

I talk about a lot of “how to’s” on the blog:

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How to get the perfect messy bun, how to get ahead in class, and even how to have a more productive morning. However, I really like posts that give back. And better yet – brands that give back.

Public Market Goods is a brand that promotes sustainability and shares a passion for nature and food through their amazing, vintage-style tees. (Oh, and they have really cool tote bags, too. So getting one for Whole Foods runs!)

Just looking through their selection of tees online, I could tell I had a lot in common with this brand. I love tacos, aim to be resourceful with the things I own, and am all about supporting the local land!

They were kind enough to send me two of their tees, and I decided to share with you how you can be more green in your life. Be sure to check out the tees and totes if you want to match with me. (And let me know if you’re ever down for a farmer’s market date!)

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Farm tee: PMG / Double wrap necklace: TradeKraft Jewelry

Bring your own bag to the grocery store

When I was little, I thought those reusable grocery bags people brought to the stores were SO cool. I didn’t know the environmental impact; I just thought that a bag with a puppy dog or flower on it was way cuter than the plastic grocery bags they give you. I hang on to any re-usable bag I get, especially free totes. I got this one from Francesca’s when they were one of the sponsors for Thrive last year, but like I said – Public Market Goods has some awesome ones. (I really want this one!

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Tacos Tee: Public Market Goods

Try Meatless Mondays

If cutting out meat completely scares you, don’t fret. Just try meatless Mondays! Veggie tacos, meatless pasta, grain burgers on the grill – the options are endless and delicious! Definitely would recommend veggie tacos as my top pick though. I have a recipe on those in this post and you can get the “$1 tacos” tee here! (It’s currently on sale!) 

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Carrying around a cute, reusable water bottle isn’t just great for the Instagram picture opportunities. It’s a great way to live a greener life! My current favorites are the Swell bottles or basically anything that is a knock off version of them. I found a $10 copy-cat at my HEB grocery store and it’s been great!

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Re-use

I’ve always tried to find a use for anything that looks like it’d be a great decor or storage item. Back in July when I visited Austin, I grabbed a green juice from Juice Society and adored the glass bottle that it came in. I reused it to hold my Q-tips in my bathroom! Rethink your mason jars, toilet paper rolls, and cardboard boxes.

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Garden

Maybe you saw on social media, but Cameron got me all set up with my very own herb garden! (Way better than flowers…lasts longer and it’s a total green move – boyfriends and male readers, take notes.) I decided to plant mint, thyme, and basil because these are all herbs that I can use in my food. Now, my garden may be a small planter box, but consider taking a section of your yard (if you have one) and turning it in to a garden. We are fortunate to have so much green space, so let’s use it to the fullest!

BE MORE GREEN

If you’re in the Houston area, you can find PMG tees at Kuhl-Linscomb on West Alabama! Online, you can use code CRISTINA20 for 20% off!

How will you try to be more green? And which Public Market Goods tee is your fav?!

X,

Cristina

  • Amy

    Such great tips Cristina! It’s so important to take account of our carbon footprint during our time here. Also, I’ve came into the habit of collecting cute tote bags for grocery shopping too!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • I love that taco tee and trying a meatless Monday is such a great idea!

  • love the taco tee! question-how does eating less meat help with being green?

    • cristina

      Meat comes from animal agriculture… It takes so much more water and electricity to produce meat than to produce plants, so that’s why going without it once a week (or even more if you feel up to it!) can really help sustainability (a.k.a. “being green”) Thanks for asking! 🙂

  • I love love this post idea. I am always trying to make little tweaks in my daily routine! I have also gotten into reusing old containers as organizational containers!

  • These tips are so helpful, Cristina! My mom always used reusable grocery bags when I was little so that rubbed off on me haha! And I love using a fun Lilly tumbler cup instead of a regular plastic bottle!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • Such great tips! I always bring along my reusable bags to the grocery store! I do need to get myself a great reusable water bottle though. The tees are so adorable!

  • Shane

    I’m good with recycling but need to get better at other areas. Thanks for the go green suggestions!

  • Love the taco shirt!

  • I always feel so guilty when I don’t bring my own bag to the grocery store! But, if I only have a few things, I opt for not taking a bag at all!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com