Caring about our communities and the environment isn’t just our rallying cry during Earth Month, it’s one of our core values. So we’re continually working to decrease our impact on the planet. Over the years, our team members and customers have shared some great green-living tips, which have inspired changes in our stores, homes, offices and communities.
We’ve divided these ideas into four posts – tips for food choices, transportation, energy and the home – that we’ll be publishing throughout the month. Plus, visit www.earthlingmonth.com for more Earth Month inspiration, stories, and events.
While you're there we hope you'll show us what makes you an earthling, or just share a tweet or an Instagram photo tagged with #WFMearthling, and you could win a $150 Whole Foods Market gift card.
Destination: Save the Planet
They say the journey is the thing, and when it comes to Earth Month, we couldn’t agree more. Whether we’re at home, the office, school or in between, decreasing waste (food, energy and trash) needs be top of mind wherever we go…and however we get there. That’s the only way we’re going to reach our destination of bettering the planet. Here are three of our favorite on-the-go Earth Month tips. Take a look, get inspired and share your ideas too.
- Drive smart. Try walking, riding a bike or combining car trips (or people) to cut back on one of the worst contributors to carbon dioxide in our atmosphere…transportation.
- Bring it. You’re already using reusable bags, but what about bringing your own coffee mug and water bottle when you leave home too? Reduce single-use packaging waste by toting reusable containers.
- Pack your lunch. Reduce food waste and single-use packaging by packing just what you want and only what you’ll eat for lunch…even if it’s just a few days a week.
The Earth is awesome. Period. So let’s celebrate the strides we have all made in recent years to keep it that way. At Whole Foods Market, we’re gradually converting our truck fleet to biodiesel fuels, reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Our fleet is also being fitted with aerodynamic aprons to cut down on wind resistance resulting in less fuel consumption. These trucks also use a fuel-saving (and emissions-cutting) system that allows the engine to be turned off completely at loading and delivery, rather than remain idling.
Do you carpool to work or school or bike around town? Share your favorite on-the-go green tip in the comments section below.