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Plastic Free July Was One For The Books


By Vicki Patterson


Protecting the ocean is close to our hearts. That’s why created the challenge calendar to pique your interest about alternatives to single use plastics and offering alternatives and new workable sustainable habits.


We don’t believe that anyone can go waste free, but we do believe that each person can choose a few swaps here and there and collectively we can turn the tide on plastic pollution.

The 'grab and go' society needs to embrace and adopt the "plan and pack" method instead. It’s healthier for you, your family and the planet.


Sustainability Doesn’t Equal Perfection

You can live a low waste lifestyle while still reusing the plastic rubbermaid containers you’ve had for 5 years.

It’s okay to use single use items every once in awhile if you’re in a pinch & have no other option. There’s a huge misconception around living a sustainable lifestyle that if you aren’t doing it perfectly then you won’t make a difference - That is not so!!

Every single eco conscious decision you make MATTERS - no matter how big or small it may seem.

Start somewhere, do what you can, and help others do the same! 🌎💚♻️

🌱Being a lifelong vegetarian (98% vegan) and oh my parents were vegetarian too, living holistically and producing food from my organic garden, I’m still learning to take small steps every week to living with less plastic, waste and being more mindful where and how my products are produced.

✨I believe we can help and inspire each other on our own path to living sustainably.


While in the process to do good, there are some unspoken truths about the sustainable living journey:

🗑Your trash doesn’t need to fit in a jar.

Though, it serves as a way to be conscious about waste.

💸Don’t buy all new sustainable products.

Use what you have first before making an investment into long-term essentials.

🤹🏼‍♂️Forming new habits can be challenging.

Make it rewarding to repeat and allow flexibility.

🧠Never stop learning.Be open-minded. There are always breakthroughs!

You’re not alone.

🌊🌲Connect with nature and community, and tag along with the Stand Up To Trash fam!


You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall


What small steps have you taken? ⬇️⬇️⬇️Comment Below


#StandUpToTrash #OceanDefender #ForImpactOrganization #NonProfit #DontPassItUpPickItUp #RaiseAwareness #GetInvolved #BeachCleanUp #Conservation #Preservation #OceanWarrior #EnvironmentalEducation #PreventRemoveEducate

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