Superhero Checklist

Recycling

  • Glass

  • Aluminum 

  • Plastic bottles

  • Cardboard

  • Paper

    • Mail-outs​

    • Magazines

    • Office / School paper

    • Newspaper

  • Recycle old clothes​

Reuseable Items

  • Reusable bottles for any drinks: 

    • Water​

    • Tea / Coffee

    • Soda​​

  • Reusable straws​

  • Reusable shopping bags

  • Reusable food storage bags

  • Reusable cutlery

Repurpose

  • Household items into new projects

  • Make sustainable home decor from foliage, old decorations, clothes 

  • Repurpose a sustainable option in place of real Christmas trees

  • Use fabric for knot-square gift wrapping

Compost

  • Food waste

  • Pizza boxes

  • Newpapers (aids in composting)

Refuse

  • All single-use plastics

    • STRAWS​

    • Plastic / Styrofoam to-go boxes

    • Plastic shopping bags

    • Ziplock bags

    • Plastic bottles

    • Dry cleaning bags

    • Plastic packaging

  • Unnecessary waste​

Switch To

  • Buy glass & aluminum items over plastic bottles of products

  • Compostable items instead of single-use plastics or Styrofoam

  • Switch to LED light bulbs

  • Try buying clothes second hand and made from sustainable clothing products (cotton)

  • Switch to rechargeable batteries 

  • Switch to all-natural cleaning products and washing products for your clothes

  • Switch to shampoo bars

  • Switch to bamboo toothbrushes

  • Switch to virtual options instead of printing

  • Switch from balloons, glitter, & confetti to dried-leaf confetti, pin wheels, or festive flags

  • Gift experiences instead of "things"

Hazardous

  • Check your local community's Hazardous Household materials collection days

    • Car batteries​

    • Oil

    • Paint, paint thinners

    • Batteries

    • Tires

    • Electronics

    • Cell phones

    • Computers, Printers

    • VHS, DVD, CD's

    • Aerosol products

  • You can also check earth911.com to find locations that will accept hazardous items year round

  • Bring ink cartridges to Office Depot

Get Active

  • When out, try picking up a few pieces of litter

  • Instead of driving, try riding a bike, going for a walk, or car pooling

  • Find areas of your community, neighborhood, or office space that could use more recycling bins or trash receptacles

  • Be vocal to your city representatives and politicians on your concerns about the environment

  • Share your knowledge with others to inspire them

Go Local

  • Eat more local products

    • Fruits​

    • Veggies

    • Dairy

  • Try eating less meat​

  • Host community clean ups

    • Parks​

    • Neighborhoods

    • Schools

    • Roadways

    • Water

Planting

  • Plant trees

  • Plant flowers

  • Keep up your landscape

Share with Others!

  • Gifts items to others to help get them started!

    • Reuseable bottles​

    • Reuseable shopping bags

    • Reuseable straws

    • Reuseable cutlery

Community Clean Ups