Fighting Climate Change
“Our world needs climate action on all fronts — everything, everywhere, all at once.”
~United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterre
Helping fight climate change can feel like an overwhelming task when you don’t know where to start, and that’s why groups like Upstream Solutions exist. Upstream is a group dedicated to helping us reexamine the common plastic waste found in everyday life, and offers ways to replace them with more sustainable alternatives. To help people who would like to support this shift toward sustainability in their communities, they have created resource toolkits that provide information, links, and sample letters, to help guide their efforts.
Upstream sparks innovative solutions to plastic pollution by helping people, businesses and communities shift from single-use to reuse. They inspire me often, and have provided me with many useful solutions to my plastic waste questions.
Mom's Love Dental Lace Refillable Floss!
Treat your Mom to a unique gift that she'll love, by showing her you care about her oral health, as well as the health of our planet. Use the discount code MOM at checkout to receive 25% off products at dentallace.com. This offer is good until May 31st.
Dental Lace will be on 40 boxes through May 19th. This online marketplace is partnered with Good Morning America, and offers a curated selection of products from a large range of categories. If you happen to be doing some online shopping there, expect to find great deals on your favorite zero waste oral care products from Dental Lace. The deal is for a limited time.
On May 19th, we will be attending the Maine Climate Works Summit in Augusta Maine. This summit will feature over 50 presenters who will be there to demonstrate practical steps that businesses can take to reduce carbon and save money, as well as what we as Mainers can do together to keep our state clean. If you are a Maine business owner, you are more than welcome to join us at the summit. Climate change is affecting every part of Maine today. Tomorrow, it may become the most disruptive change to Maine's economy since industrialization.
The Effect Of Plastic On Dental & Environmental Health
Amy Jones has written a wonderful guest post on our blog outlining how plastic affects the environment, how it relates to dentistry, as well as how we can recycle plastic, and who is responsible for this mess of plastic waste. The post also includes many helpful links for further information.
The Guide to Sustainable, Zero-Waste, Ethical Weddings
Our friends at 77 Diamonds have written a very thorough guide to sustainable weddings.
"A wedding should be one of the happiest days of a couple’s lives. The event brings friends and family together in a celebration of love. Drinks flow, food is devoured and, hopefully, everyone goes home having had a great time.
In all the excitement, it’s easy to overlook the impact a wedding might have on the environment. Sustainability is being spoken about more now than ever. Luckily, if this is something you want to take into account on your wedding day, you can."
You can find the link below or through our facebook