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Did you know that the average person throws away 1600 pounds of garbage a year? On the other hand, Philly residents who compost with Bennett Compost throw away half of that. Most uneaten food rots in landfills where it accounts for almost 25% of US methane emissions (a nasty greenhouse gas). Only about 3% of food scraps in the U.S. are composted, and we encourage you to change this statistic using a company like Bennett to do so. Tim Bennett believes that people, in general, want to do the right thing and his company makes it easy for you to put those values into practice. The best part? You can get a month of this incredible service for FREE- remember to mention that Sustainable Millennial referred you when you sign up ;)
Nicole Pamani is a MBA Candidate 2020 at Bard, pursuing a masters degree in sustainability! Nicole is a sustainable millennial looking to make an entire career out of sustainability, and she is showing us, others how this can be done, while also integrating sustainable practices into daily life.
Spoiler alert: it’s humans. Some figures have estimated that we spend over 11 Billion dollars a year cleaning up litter. If you see something, say something. Community policing can take many forms, and this environment belongs to us all.
Taylor is a Sustainable Millennial who is part of the team at Pine Outfitters. This is a lifestyle outerwear brand dedicated to saving the environment for those who want to live outside of the norm. For every product sold, a tree is planted through the National Forest Foundation, AND each shirt is comprised of 5 recycled plastic bottles. Taylor “Embraces the Wild Side” with Pine, and in his daily life as an entrepreneur living in New York City.
Its difficult to remember to grab your reusable bag, your cutlery, your chapstick, your key phone hat sunglasses and everything else before you leave the house. Do yourself a favor- keep them in your bag already.
Julia was a stressed out Technology Consultant living in D.C. One night, she had a dream that changed her life. She has since packed her life into a backpack, and moved to Indonesia, where she is doing yoga, scuba diving, and learning more about the earth around her in these beautiful places. Julia has seen first-hand the impacts of our consumption habits in the deep of the ocean in these remote places. Plunge into this week’s spotlight.
NUTSOLA bars can be made in four easy steps and they are delicious for anyone who enjoys cooking at home, reducing their waste, and getting crafty in the kitchen. These bars are preservative free, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and have no added sugar. Guilt-free goodness! Check out their Instagram to stay up-to-date with their food festivals and events. Stay sustainable, millennials and keep your eyes peeled for an exciting giveaway.
Tanner was once an engineer from New Hampshire who one day decided to make a major lifestyle change. He packed up some basic necessities into his truck and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. In the past four months, Tanner has been to 23 different states and over 13 National/State Parks. This has given him a unique perspective on national parks, minimalism, and traveling off the beaten path.
Hannah is a Sustainable Millennial that in a handful of years has positively impacted the lives of over 5,000 different animals. She is a Wildlife Rehabilitator that lives in Miami, Florida. Hannah had always had an interest in animals and nature, and then realized that she could make a career out of it. Go Hannah!