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Can you believe it’s already 2019? With this new year, many of us are looking to improve ourselves and start the year off fresh.

New Year’s Resolutions range from gym memberships and healthier dietary choices to be a better member of the community. It’s easy to weave in some green habits into your resolutions, too! We’re sharing 4 simple ways to incorporate some eco-friendly elements into your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions.

Donate

You might’ve received gifts for the holidays that replace some items you already possess. Whether they be old clothes, appliances or furniture, you don’t have to keep unwanted items – donate them to someone who could enjoy them more!

Reuse

Even though the plastic bags you have under your sink may come in handy, using reusable bags when you shop can decrease your plastic consumption and environmental footprint.

Keep your reusable bags in your car or by your front door so you don’t forget to bring them. It’s that simple!

Go Green at the Office

Are you a coffee or tea drinker? If so, consider using a reusable stainless steel thermos. These durable, washable containers are designed to maintain the temperature of your beverage for hours while reducing your footprint. Plus, you can bring your own mug to 7-Eleven for a $0.50 coffee!

Also, consider bringing utensils and reusable food containers from home for your lunch and snacks. If you do use plastics and papers, make sure to recycle them.

Volunteer

It’s never a bad time to find a nonprofit to work within the new year. Keep an eye out for groups like Tree Canada that work to improve green spaces and parks. This will help green your community for everyone in your area to enjoy and breathe easy.

Slowly incorporating some of these green habits into your routine can help you go green in 2019. You can also visit your local 7-Eleven RENEW location to fill up your tank and offset your emissions by up to 30%.

Happy New Year!