7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
Each week we provide one action item for you to take to reduce your carbon emissions. Along with this weekly tip you will find over 80 actions on the Personal Climate Action Center website, where you can sign up and pledge to TAKE ACTION!
Week 20: Action of the Week
Purchase Bar Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Laundry Detergent Strips…
But not only does the plastic packaging fill up our landfills — those filled plastic bottles are heavy and they end up releasing a lot of emissions to transport from the manufacturer, to the store, and to your home. Most of those bottles are filled with water as the (very heavy) filler, which isn’t even necessary to create a successful product. In fact, it is estimated that bar soap requires one-fifth of the energy to produce compared to liquid soap.
Instead, consider revisiting bar soap instead of using a body wash in a plastic bottle. Take this a step further and consider a bar shampoo and conditioner. Many of us at 7th Generation Advisors are also giving Tru Earth’s laundry detergent strips a try. Think about how much plastic you can spare by changing these few items…and it might just be fun to try out some new products in your life!
At 7th Generation Advisors we are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet. Will you join us?