Ways You Can Reduce Your Footprint This Spring

March 09, 2019 3 min read

Ways You Can Reduce Your Footprint This Spring

It’s the first day of spring and you may feel inspired to get outside, open the windows, dust off your shelves, and declutter your home. With a little forethought, you can do all of these things with very little environmental impact. Here are some tips and tricks for reducing your environmental footprint this spring.  

 

Ride a bike and use public transportation

In the U.S., as much as a quarter of an average American’s environmental footprint comes from personal transportation. Riding a bike or using public transportation can help reign in your carbon emissions. Indulge in the refreshing sunlight and breeze on a bike and the opportunity to read while commuting via public transportation.

Try calculating whether you live at a bikeable distance to your workplace or other common stopovers like the grocery store. If you’re not used to using your bike as a means of transportation, it helps to equip yourself with a bike lock, helmet and bike basket or carrying cases. You can also wear a backpack to add more carrying capacity for groceries.

 

Make your spring cleaning habits circular

 

The circular economy trend has inspired many businesses including Nike and Dell to reconsider the life-cycles of their products. By extending the useful lives of the material objects in your personal life, you can greatly improve your environmental footprint.

Rather than throw out old clothes, household goods or unused appliances, consider extending their useful lives. Here are some ways you can prevent goods from entering the waste-stream during your spring cleaning ritual this year.

For clothes, consider tailoring and alteration, repurposing, or consignment. Keep household goods and unused appliances out of the trash by donating or reselling them. For any excess packaging lying around, try your best to salvage reusable bins and containers or recycle them.

 

Eat food grown from a local farm or garden

Springtime is a great time to cut down on the packaging, transport and pesticides and fertilizer runoff that come with conventional store-bought produce. You can do so by planting your own food in a personal or community garden or shopping directly from farmers at your local farmer’s market. The more organic, local and seasonal produce you buy, the less negative impacts it will have on the environment.  

 

Minimize your household consumption

Did you know our household energy, electricity and water consumption accounts for over a fifth of our overall ecological footprint in the U.S.? There are three main areas we can cut down: heat, electricity, and water.
Heat and electricity are easy to cut down on during spring as the weather warms up and the sun shines longer. Be sure to turn off your lights and unplug unused appliances and devices that use small amounts of electricity even when they’re not turned on.   

When it comes to water, one easy way to cut down on water resource use is to take shorter showers. An eight minute shower generally consumes 20 gallons of water, while running hot water for just five minutes consumes as much electricity as a 60-watt light bulb consumes in 22 hours. Limit your showers to five minutes and relax in the sun instead of in the shower!   

 

Plant a native groundcover

For your outdoor water use, plant a regionally native groundcover that doesn’t require the same level of irrigation as a grassy lawn. Get creative with vines, wildflowers and hearty shrubs or ferns. Choose plants that will look great and thrive in the natural weather conditions of your area. Springtime is the best time to take advantage of your greenthumb!  

















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UNISEX TEES

Our unisex tees are loose-fitting, and suitable for both men and women. 

Sizes
Width (IN)
Length (IN)
Sleeve Center Back (IN)
XS
16
26.5
15
S
18
28
15.75
M
20
29.25
17
L
22
30.25
18.25
XL
24
31.25
19.5
2XL
26
32.5
20.75
3XL
28 33.5 22

*We tend to tell women to order a size down from what they traditionally are in WOMEN'S sizes. Ex: If you are a women's large traditionally, we would recommend you order a size down in our Unisex Tees. It all depends on your preference of fit, though.

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Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN)
XS 16.5 26.7
S 18 28
M 20 29.1
L 21.3 30.3
XL 22.8 31.25
2XL 24.8 32

*We tend to tell women to order a size down from what they traditionally are in WOMEN'S sizes. Ex: If you are a women's large traditionally, we would recommend you order a size down in our Organic Unisex Tees. It all depends on your preference of fit, though.

UNISEX CREWNECKS

Our unisex crewnecks are loose-fitting, and suitable for both men and women. 

Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN) Sleeve Center Back (IN)
XS 18 26.5 31.5
S 20 27.5 32.5
M 22 28.5 33.5
L 24 29.5 34.5
XL 26 30.5 35.5
2XL 28 31.5 36.5
3XL 30 32.5 37.5

*We tend to tell women to order a size down from what they traditionally are in WOMEN'S sizes. Ex: If you are a women's large traditionally, we would recommend you order a size down in our Unisex Crewnecks. It all depends on your preference of fit, though. These crewnecks are nice and cozy, so having them a little bigger if fine for a lot of customers.

 

UNISEX HOODIES

Our unisex hoodies are loose-fitting, and suitable for both men and women. 

Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN) Sleeve Center Back (IN)
S 20 27 33.5
M 22 28 34.5
L 24 29 35.5
XL 26 30 36.5
2XL 28 31 37.5
3XL 30 32 38.5
4XL 32 33 39.5

*We tend to tell women to order a size down from what they traditionally are in WOMEN'S sizes. Ex: If you are a women's large traditionally, we would recommend you order a size down in our Unisex Hoodies. It all depends on your preference of fit, though. These hoodies are nice and cozy, so having them a little bigger if fine for a lot of customers.

 

UNISEX LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS

Our unisex long sleeve tees are loose-fitting, and suitable for both men and women. 

Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN) Sleeve Center Back (IN)
S 18 28 33.5
M 20 29 35
L 22 30 36.5
XL 24 31 38
2XL 26 32 39.5
3XL 28 33 39.5
4XL 32 33 39.5

*We tend to tell women to order a size down from what they traditionally are in WOMEN'S sizes. Ex: If you are a women's large traditionally, we would recommend you order a size down in our Unisex Long Sleeve Shirts. It all depends on your preference of fit, though.

 

WOMEN'S MUSCLE TANKS

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Sizes Fits Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN)
S 2-5 16 20 1/4
M 5-8 16 3/4 20 5/8
L 8-10 17 3/4 21 1/8
XL 10-14 18 3/4 21 5/8
2XL 14-18 19 3/4 22 1/8

*We recommend ordering your regular, women's sizing for our Women's muscle tanks.

 

WOMEN'S SLOUCHY TANKS

Tend to run true to size for women, with a loose fit.

Sizes Fits Sizes Width (IN) Length (IN)
S 2-5 16 20 1/4
M 5-10 16 3/4 20 5/8
L 10-14 17 3/4 21 1/8
XL 14-18 18 3/4 21 5/8
2XL 18-20 19 3/4 22 1/8

*We recommend ordering your regular, women's sizing for our Women's slouchy tanks.