Sustainability at Home – Fun for the Whole Family
Sustainability at Home - Fun for the Whole Family
Presented by Wendy E. Nystrom, MA, CRIS, ENV SP
Everyone can do their part, especially when working from home and educating children, to promote sustainable lifestyles that encourage positive reinforcement rather than negative ones.
The 3 Rules of Sustainability - People (Social), Planet (Environment), Profit (Economic)
For this session, we're going to focus on the Planet and what we can do to help support a healthy environment
Although most materials are no longer sent overseas, we are still working on recycling locally.
There's no need to wash or crush your recyclables. Just separate your aluminum, glass, and plastic containers in different bags or bins: Plastic, Glass, Food, Paper
Fun home ideas Wendy show you on how to reuse, renew, and repurpose:
- Laundry - make your own detergent
- Cleaning - Baking Soda Volcanoes
- Vertical Gardens - build your own!
- Customized Crates
- The Garden Wall
- Pallets and Paint Cans
- Composting at Home - Any outdoor space can work
Final Take Aways
Think about where things come from
The further it traveled, the more GHG and Carbon emitted
Cooking - Healthier and less waste from take away containers
Wendy graduated from Boston University with a combined BA/MA in Geology/Geochemistry.
She began her career as an environmental scientist and then moved to New York City to work in environmental and pollution insurance.
Wendy is currently enrolled in UCLA’s Sustainability program, incorporating her existing environmental insurance knowledge with the latest developments in sustainability and the triple bottom line fundamentals ultimately leading to a partnership with Climate Resolve teaching Insurance 101 for Climate Activists at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)