Sustainable Tips for the Fall

It’s officially starting to become sweater weather! As the leaves start to change color and the weather gets a little cooler, we wanted to pumpkin spice things up and share some helpful sustainable tips while you’re enjoying the autumn months this season.

Go Outside – Whether you’re going outside to play or exercise, it’s great for you to enjoy the great outdoors and get some fresh air. There are so many activities to do such as strolling through a pumpkin patch, jumping in a pile of Autumn leaves, going for a walk, running, or light jogging. You can also take your dog (if you have one) for a walk or play a game of football or kickball with friends and family.

Fall Fashion Forward – Shop until the temperature drops! You can visit your local thrift stores and purchase clothes that have Fall colors and patterns such as plaid, red, brown, and orange. The weather may get cooler so be sure you get your jackets, coats, sweaters, boots, and long pants to bundle up and keep you warm. One benefit of thrift shopping is your helping the environment by reducing waste and going green, which is amazing!

Shop Locally for Seasonal Food – When the fall season starts, you can enjoy the yummy flavors of pumpkin, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, and more by visiting your local farmer’s market to buy a variety of fruits and vegetables. You can make different dishes like squash soup, baked sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, or apple oatmeal cookies. When you shop locally at farmer’s markets, you’re helping farmers near you while helping the economy at the same time. The food you get at the farmers market are in season, fresh, nutritious, and delicious.

Composting – Get a compost bin, similar size to trash or recycle bin and begin composting this fall. Whenever you have leftover meals, certain animal products, and even leaves, you can compile all of them into your compost bin. Be sure to check out your neighborhood’s local compost system so you know where to pick up your container when pick-ups are taking place and the appropriate items to fill the compost bin with. Composting helps the environment tremendously by promoting healthy growth for plants, conserving water, preventing soil erosion, reducing waste, and more. You could also encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to get into composting as well.

Recycle Your Sneakers – If you have a pair or pairs of sneakers that you don’t want or can’t fit anymore, you can unclutter your closets this fall by recycling them. If you don’t recycle your sneakers and throw them away in the trash, they, unfortunately, end up in a landfill. Once your old sneakers start to decompose, the shoe chemicals can leak into the soil and eventually contaminate water that people drink and use to shower. This process has a major impact on people and animals. When you recycle your sneakers, you’re preventing this problem from happening and helping to save and protect this big, beautiful, blue, and green planet of ours.

At GotSneakers, we make it easy (and rewarding) to recycle sneakers you no longer wear! We are a social enterprise that’s committed to environmental sustainability and economic development through recycling and redistributing new and used footwear.

When you join our sneaker recycling community, you will be making a global impact and you will earn money for every pair of sneakers you contribute.

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