Educate others

Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, local businesses, and decision-makers about eco-friendliness. Encourage them to learn more about the environment and to work toward implementing and promoting recycling, composting, and more. We all have the power to influence others and help create the type of world in which we want to live.

Consider writing to companies to encourage them to reduce unnecessary packaging and the use of hazardous components in products. In addition, let companies know when they've made positive changes. Many companies offer toll-free numbers you can call with these comments.

Where appropriate, encourage the use of reusable, recycled, and recyclable materials in the workplace. Also encourage the use of efficient, long-lasting equipment.

Urge schools to provide environmental education.

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