5 Ways to Green Your Routine
BE’s signature green is hard to miss in the studio. What you probably aren’t seeing are the small steps we take to be greener, as a company. Next time you visit West Ashley studio, you might notice that we use washcloths instead of napkins in the bathrooms. During ab section you may notice that the can lights have CFL bulbs in them. Every day, we work to be a little more sustainable at each of our studios. Here are five ways you can work to do the same outside of the studio!
- Eat and buy locally.
When you decide to keep your purchases local, you help your community strengthen itself from the inside out. Money spent at a local business usually goes to other local businesses. Local food, in particular, helps to sustain local farms and keeps local food purveyors supporting members of our community. Plus, buying local will help cut down transportation costs of bringing non-local goods into the community. A great place to start is to visit the Mt. Pleasant, John’s Island, or Charleston Farmer’s Market. Alternatively, you might consider investing in a local CSA.
- Make the switch to a reusable water bottle.
Bottled water wastes fossil fuels in all steps of production. Plus, you can only use it once! Instead, buy yourself a reusable water bottle that you’ll love to carry around everywhere. You’ll cut down on waste, and you’ll probably end up drinking more water. We love bkr water bottles, sold at Barre Evolution.
- Go dark.
When you leave a room, turn off the lights and unplug electronics! It’s a really simple way to save electricity (and money). Overall, the United States wastes more energy than it uses. Luckily, by going dark, you can help reverse this problem.
- Carpool when you can.
Personal cars are responsible for a lot of transportation emissions, leading straight to polluted air. Whenever you can, carpool to work. If you can, bike or walk to places like the grocery store or a local restaurant. If you’re lucky enough to live near your workplace, put on a pair of tennis shoes, pack your heels in your purse, and bike! Plus, you’ll find yourself becoming a lot more active and fit.
- Eat less meat.
Meat production in the United States is one of the most environmentally destructive industries. It accounts for a massive amount of water waste, pollution, and habitat destruction. Plus, you may find that you are eating healthier. Replace meat with salads, eggs, or grains. #MeatlessMonday, anyone? We love this recipe from Bon Appetit.