The majority of people just toss their old skivvies in the trash and don’t think much of it. No one wants someone else wearing their underwear! What are the alternatives?
You could use your undies as old cleaning rags for filthy messes instead of paper towels. If in good condition, charity shops will accept old underwear so, don’t be embarrassed. They will donate them to get distributed to Third World Countries. There are people in Third World Countries who can’t afford underwear and are uneducated about hygiene. They have more risks of illness and disease from not wearing underwear.
There is also a programmed called Project Underwear. They collect new and gently used underwear and distribute them to poor children in Third World Countries.
If they are natural fibers like 100% cotton, then you could cut off the elastic and put it in your “browns” compost bin.
So, next time you have a pile of old underwear, please consider using some for rags, donating, composting, or be creative in reusing. Whatever you do, please keep them out of landfills.
I bought a plane ticket for one of my relatives, and the travel website offered the option to offset my carbon footprint. I’ve heard of doing this, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do it before.
When you offset your carbon footprint you help to reduce climate change and restore critical wildlife habitat. Your contribution to The Nature Conservancy’s carbon offset program will help fund projects that produce measurable reductions in greenhouse gasses.
Contributing to the offset program isn’t going to be a substitute for your lifestyle changes. If you must travel by plane and are concerned about your carbon footprint, then offsetting is one way to help the planet. I was excited to make a contribution, and I will continue to do it in the future.
I have been using the EcoTools™ “One Hand Helps the Other” intensive hand cream for a while now. Some days I forget to moisturize my hands, so they can become dry. EcoTools™ Intensive Hand Cream with replenishing jojoba oil hydrates, helps repair, and nurtures my skin. I can see the results right away.
My feet on the other hand were very dry. I always forget to put lotion on them. I thought they were fine and I didn’t need to moisturize them. Boy, was I wrong. Suddenly, my feet got extremely dry and itchy. I went to the drug store and saw these EcoTools™ Bamboo Moisture Socks. They are lightweight and great for sleeping in. I also got the EcoTools™ natural pumice stone which requires no chemical or additional energy to process. I used both of these products with lotion and my feet are feeling refreshed.
I’ve seen EcoTools™ products at most stores, so please look for them in your area. If you can’t find them, then you could check them out online. They sell several personal products such as cosmetic brushes, cosmetic bags, bath tools, and body care.
EcoTools™ is a member of 1% for the Planet®, an alliance of businesses that support environmental initiatives. Each member donates 1% of annual revenue to environmental causes.
Have you ever bought anything that you regretted afterwards? The item just collects dust until you finally decide to get rid of it? Or your clothes are outdated and you need to make room for new clothes? After a while, you finally decide to donate it to a thrift store and hope that your junk becomes someone else’s treasure. Well, you aren’t alone.
“All Thrifty States: Documenting What Americans Throw Out” is a visual documentation of photographs and video. This project aims to visit thrift stores in all 50 states, documenting the scenes and objects found along the way. The mission will be to explore the experience through two lenses– socially and photographically.
I’ve been following Jenna Isaacson Pfueller for a few months and I even donated to help kickstart her journey to explored All Thrifty States. If you’d like to see what America throws out then, please follow the blog:
I was at the pet store and I always scope for eco-friendly dog toys & products. I was looking for a treat dispensing toy and found one made by Dura Doggie™ designs. I was impressed because it is eco-friendly, recyclable, non-toxic, donates to charities, FDA approved, and made in the USA. My dog loved her new pink ball, which donates 20% of the profits towards fighting Breast Cancer. I’m sure if she could talk, then she would appreciate my efforts.
Here is a little more info from their site:
Part of Dura Doggie’s “Chews Your Cause” Campaign, the Nebo Ball comes in Pink, Blue, Green, and Orange colors. Based on the color you “chews,” we will donate 20% of our profits towards one of four charitable causes: fighting breast cancer, saving animals, saving the planet, or fighting diabetes. We invite you to have fun and support these causes at the same time!