Being a green company, we believe that every day is Earth Day, and our green thinking has rubbed off on our team! To celebrate Earth Day we asked a couple of our team members to share what they do to help Mother Earth. Here is what they had to say!
How VinTech is helping me with my carbon footprint!!
- Instead of buying a fresh Christmas tree, as I have done every year, I put lights around a decorative indoor tree that I already owned.
- I wrapped presents with pieces of silk cloth, which I will reuse for birthdays, holiday presents, etc. No more wrapping paper or decorative gift bags.
- For my granddaughters Easter basket, instead of purchasing a new one, as I have done every year, I used a wicker bread basket from my kitchen; after she emptied the basket, I reuse again as a bread basket. Instead of artificial Easter grass, I lined her basket with green yarn, which I will use again next year.
- This planting season, I will plant native plant species to landscape around my home. The plants will probably grow better in a familiar environment, and the plants also get shipped a shorter distance to get to my local nursery.
- I have begun to unplug appliances that I don’t use frequently. Cell phone chargers, laptops, printers, televisions, etc.
- I try bundling my errands together to reduce travel.
- I am a big believer in shopping local; not only does it support my neighborhood, it again reduces travel.
- When doing laundry, I use cold water whenever possible to reduce the energy it takes to heat the water.
- I am a tea drinker, I don’t fill the whole kettle to heat water, just what I need for a cup.
I, too, have made changes to my lifestyle since working with VinTech. I always encourage reducing, reusing and recycling. I unplug things, turn off lights except for the room we’re in, always use cold water in the washer, etc. My husband and I also make a weekly trip to the recycling center since our city doesn’t offer it with pick up. Recycling is a really important part of our life. We also now grow our own vegetables, and use collected water from a rain barrel to water them.
We’re so inspired by their conservation! Share how you help out too on our Facebook page!