Each new year brings an opportunity to reflect on how to make a difference in our own lives and our community. As we start 2021, consider adding a sustainable resolution and find new ways to make an impact on our environment. We’ve listed ten doable, easy steps to make this year more eco-friendly and help you achieve new goals.

  1. Drive less. Walk, bike or carpool to save energy in your commute and travel.
  2. Commit to being informed. Stay up to date on environmental news and commit to reading, listening or watching on a regular basis.
  3. Buy from local businesses. Not only does shopping locally help your neighbors and community, it reduces waste from shipping and packaging.
  4. Volunteer your time. Support an environmental or local organization by giving the gift of time.
  5. Invest in a reusable water bottle. A single-use plastic water bottle can take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing toxins into the earth and groundwater. Reduce your own carbon footprint and prevent pollution by using a reusable water bottle.
  6. Spend time outdoors. Reconnect with nature, reduce stress levels and explore the world around you.
  7. Recycle more. Increasing your recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and conserves natural resources.
  8. Convert to paperless billing. In addition to convenience, switching your bills to paperless reduces your carbon footprint.
  9. Start a compost pile. Composting enables you to manage kitchen and garden waste in an environmentally friendly way.
  10. Join Greener State. Easy and affordable, you can purchase RECs to power your home with renewable energy. Join today.