IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

SEARCH WITH ECOSIA

Make Ecosia your new search engine and plant trees with your searches, for free! Rather than pay out any dividends to its owners, Ecosia uses its profits to invest in tree planting. 

 

Each month, they pay partners to plant trees and to bring back forests through alternative methods, e.g. firefighting and natural regeneration. 

JOIN THE BUY NOTHING PROJECT

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share Creatively.

 

The Buy Nothing Project is a network of hyper-local gift economies. Buy Nothing Project rules are simple: Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share amongst neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. No hate speech. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering: strictly a gift economy.

Click here to find your nearest Buy Nothing group, or search on Facebook for "Buy Nothing <mytown>."

START COMPOSTING

Every 1 lb. of household trash in a landfill =

40 lbs. of CO2

Want to start composting at home but don't know how? Sign up for one of LA's Smart Gardening webinars on composting to learn and get discounts on purchasing compost bins. Don't want to compost at home but still want your waste to go to good use? Check MakeSoil for a compost site accepting dropoffs near you, or sign up for CompostableLA to get curbside pickup of your compostable waste!

AIM FOR ZERO WASTE

"We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly." 
  --Anne Marie Bonneau

 

Ready to start cutting back your waste stream? Check out Going Zero Waste for their top 10 ways to get started!