By Hannah Lemieux
The Bundle is thrilled to announce our newest initiative: Going Green for the Gold. This campus-wide campaign will highlight sustainable living techniques and offer tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. For Wacoans, Baylor students and staff alike, Going Green for the Gold will be an initiative that motivates change, incites impact and inspires growth.
1. Swell® Water Bottle
You know ‘em and you love ‘em — Swell® water bottles deliver every time. Each bottle is unique, trendy and an excellent metal alternative to plastic water bottles that end up piled in a landfill somewhere. Grab your own Teakwood bottle at Target or order online at www.swellbottle.com
2. Pela® phone case
This flax seed, compostable case is perfect for anyone who cares about the environment and wants a durable — not to mention fun — case for their phone. With each case you purchase, donations are made to environmental initiatives across the nation which includes Frogbox and Salt Spring Coffee. Find out more about these programs at https://pelacase.com/pages/a-case-for-the-environment. They offer a wide variety of colors and are a simple way to make your daily life earth-friendly! Find yours at www.pelacase.com
3. Reusable shopping Bags
This is the cheapest and easiest way to cut back on plastic usage in your daily life. Keep your reusable bag in your car for easy access whenever you go shopping. You can find “Take Care of Texas” reusable shopping bags at HEB for only one dollar.
4. The Humble Co.® bamboo toothbrushes
Fun fact: bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth. This makes it an eco-friendly alternative to plastics and even wood sources. You can find a range of bamboo products from toothbrushes to kitchenware and everything in between. Your smile can now reflects the positive impact you are making on the planet! Find these online for five dollars at www.thehumble.co
5. Glass tupperware
Goodbye plastic baggies, hello glassware! This simple alternative is cost effective and perfect for people on the go. With various sizes and simple snap-on lids, switching from plastic to glass has never been easier. Glass tupperware can be found in most container and grocery stores.
6. Love Beauty & Planet® shower products
For our beauty gurus, Love Beauty and Planet® shampoos, conditioners and bath washes make you feel beautiful and clean while also supporting the planet. Each bottle is 100 percent recycled, contains ingredients that are sustainably sourced and includes fast rinse, non-toxic ingredients. Shower efficiently and sustainably with these easy products. They’re available at HEB, Target and online at www.lovebeautyandplanet.com
7. Madewell™ jean recycling
Have old jeans that you’re looking to get rid of? Instead of throwing them away, take them to Madewell and join their efforts in the blue jeans recycling movement. Your old jeans will be recycled into housing insulation AND you get 20 dollars off your next pair! What a steal!
8. Organic makeup remover pads
Wipe off your makeup with these little cloths, toss in the washer and repeat! These reusable, organic pads are an all natural alternative to makeup wipes and cotton pads. Save money (they’re only 13 dollars for 12 pads on Etsy) and the planet when you do your nightly routine with these sweet lil’ pads. Find yours at https://www.etsy.com/listing/548846810/