Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? We switched it up a little this week and decided to tell you all a little about our New Year’s resolutions. This year Cari and I have decided to protect our environment by making simple changes to our lives.
In particular, we talk about switching up our habits of using plastic straws because of their impact on sea turtles. You can find many reusable straws on amazon. Recently, I bought these straws from Amazon. You cannot taste the metal and they are easy to clean. I keep one in my purse and have stopped using straws when I go out to restaurants.
We also talk about meat consumption throughout this podcast. Both Cari and I want to eat less meat during the New Year. Most conventional meat is not only bad for the environment, but it also is dangerous for us. As we talk about in this podcast, conventionally raised meat is given an abundance of antibiotics which leads to mutations within the bacteria. These bacteria then become resistant and antibiotics and can lead to infections that are unable to be cured using antibiotics. If you would like to know more, you can check out this article as well as this article. Additionally, you can check out the actual study here.
Finally, we talk about ways to make your home more eco-friendly and save you money on your heating bills by closing up your windows with window kits. if your windows are as drafty as mine you should cover them easily with plastic window kits. Usually, you can find these in the home improvement section of your Walmart and in hardware stores.
We hope that our listeners take the time to try and be a little more eco-friendly this year. By no means are we saying that you have to do everything, but even making a small change could help out the planet and make your life better.