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Make greener choices


The best appraoch to making positive changes this year is to tackle your goals in small steps. Instead of thinking you have to rush into a routine and exercise every day, eat only clean foods and accomplish every goal by the end of the month, break up your goals into more manageable chunks. One of our goal suggestions is to make greener choices this year and try to reduce your environmental footprint. 

The following are some tips to go green this year:

Instead of driving everywhere, try walking to work or school or invest in a bike. This little choice will do wonders for your health and will help the city become a little greener along the way too!

When it comes to family, don’t think that you are limited to only making sure your kids get active in the New Year. You can set the example by getting active yourself and including the whole family in an activity together, such as rock climbing or obstacle courses. 

You can make an event out of healthy living, and give your children something to look forward to that will help them develop habits they will keep through all their lives.

The next time you reach for that plastic water bottle, think twice. Over 200 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites all over the world every year. Pick up a beautifully crafted S'well Bottle at any of our stores, which keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. In the process, you'll reduce your personal contribution to the amount of plastic waste produced every year.

Start choosing local fruits and vegetables during your weekly grocery run. Besides being fresher, they've spent less time in transit from farm to shelf which means burning less carbon fuel and cleaner air to breath. When bagging those fruits and vegetables, use one of our reusable thermal or canvas bags (which can be purchased in store) instead of a plastic bag. You'll save on the amount of plastic used and dumped in landfills. They're also great for other food handling needs, like your next summer picnic or taking that fresh homemade lasagne to your friend's potluck. 


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