"Environmentalist" used to be synonymous with "tree-hugger" and "liberal."
But the fact is, everybody really is an environmentalist. If you care about nature—the beautiful landscapes, yes, but also the life-bringing resources like water and land that we need—then you really do care about sustainable living.
So check out these tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet.
"Which would you rather do: Give up your car or give up eating meat?"
"Only put on your skin ingredients that you'd be able to eat as well."
Haley A. Wilhite
"My personal mission has been to clean-up litter wherever I can."
Leigh Ann Evans
"If you don’t consume something in the first place, you reduce the impact in two places: production and disposal."
"Few of us know the origin of the forest products we purchase."
"The best part is: It's pretty easy to do."
"Nothing on Earth breaks down traditional plastic."
"Any energy saved is good for the environment."
"We’ve all heard about reducing our carbon footprint — but what about our pets’ pawprint?"
"Using plants adapted to your climate means less watering, pesticides and fertilizers."