"I would like to mention plastic bottles. Of course it is easy to avoid them in my daily life, but when I travel it is more challenging. I carry a steel water bottle and fill it at the drinking fountains in the airport. Also, I take a water filter into my hotel room and use it or I use the tap water to fill my water bottle. I am following my interpretation of Alice Water's suggestion that cities in the USA should be providing clean water to their citizens.
When traveling overseas it is trickier. I am always on the lookout for places to fill
my handy water bottle but occasionally I don't find them and I need to purchase a
bottle of water. In both China and India I have found there are people waiting to
collect these bottles for the few cents they get for recycling. I try to find them and
give them any bottles I may have." - Nancy, President
"I have a Chico bag that I always have in my purse. It is amazing how many times it has come to the rescue when I have forgotten a bag or end up purchasing something unplanned. I try to always use my own bag, when grocery shopping or shopping boutiques. I have gotten a few strange looks from boutique shop keepers when I pull out my Chico bag!" - Chelsea, Vice President
"My wife and I apply many environmentally friendly practices in our everyday life. Some of the examples would be eating organic, riding our bikes, recycling, but the most effective environmentally conscious choice we have made is purchasing our Toyota Prius. It has been a wonderful car providing low emissions for the environment and also saving money at the fuel pump." - Grant, Shipping Manager
"Probably my favorite is my reusable cloth grocery bags. I use them almost every day. I also recycle and eat local organic!" - Rachel, Art Direction/Graphic Designer
- Lauren, Social Media Manager
- Naomi, Sales Representative
- Tif, Product Development
"When I was just a girl, my mom would pull the clothes in from the clothesline which hung out the second story window and she would throw them on top of my sister and me on the bed. We would squeal in delight as the pile grew higher and higher and loved to breath in the wonderful freshness of the clean clothes. To this day, I still hang my laundry on a clothesline – outside when the weather is good, or in my garage if it’s raining."
- Bran, Mistress of Money Matters