Don’t ditch those resolutions just yet! January may be over, but if you’ve resolved to become a more eco-aware Floridian, we’ve got the inspiration you need.
Commit to a reusable water bottle (difficulty: easy)
By refilling a reusable water bottle, you reduce the need for single-use plastic water bottles, many of which contain water pumped from Florida springs. If you want to do double good, purchase a stainless steel tumbler from our online Foundation store. All proceeds support conservation efforts in Florida.
Connect with nature (difficulty: easy)
Spend more time outdoors, exploring Florida’s natural wonders. Whether it’s hiking in state parks, kayaking in the Everglades, or participating in beach cleanups, fostering a deeper connection with nature can inspire a greater commitment to environmental stewardship.
Buy produce in season (difficulty: easy)
By buying fruits and vegetables when they’re in season, you increase your chances of buying locally, which reduces carbon emissions from transportation. Click here for a month-by-month guide of in-season crops in Florida.
Remember your reusable shopping bags (difficulty: easy)
Stash reusable bags in your car as you’re never without them at the grocery store. If you need a stylish bag to let fellow shoppers know you’re passionate about wild Florida, check out our grocery tote. Reusable bags can also be easily found at thrift stores.
Plant a native yard (difficult: intermediate)
Non-native yard decor requires fertilizers and excess water, both of which harm our aquifer and freshwater springs. By switching to native plants, you not only prevent fertilizer runoff and overwatering, but your yard can become a haven for pollinators. Click here for a free PDF guide to planting a native Florida landscape.
By making a New Year’s resolution to be a more eco-conscious Floridian, you not only contribute to the preservation of the state’s unique ecosystems but also set an example for others to follow. Small, intentional changes in daily habits can collectively make a significant impact. Let’s make 2024 the year we embrace a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle, ensuring that Florida remains a vibrant and thriving place for generations to come.