We wanted to introduce a new blog format we're trying out called Sustain-a-Snacks. Sustain-a-Snacks are bite-sized morsels of sustainability knowledge. Short and to-the-point, we'll be highlighting a few important items in the world of sustainability each week. Let's get right into it.
If you haven't seen the new Netflix documentary called David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, then add it to your queue right now. It's a fascinating look at how the natural world has changed dramatically over the past few decades. The first half had me covering my face in horror thinking, "What have we done!?", but the second half ends with a message of hope. If we change our ways now, humanity may still have a chance. Also, can you believe that guy is 93 and still sharp as a tack? #lifegoals
San Diego friends - did you know that the City of San Diego offers a Compost Bin Voucher Program that gives you $30-$50 off one of three different types of compost bins? Composting diverts waste from landfills and creates healthy soil and gardens. We got the Terra Dual-Batch Tumbling Composter and it works great. Fill out the application online to receive your voucher, and pick it up at the local hardware store.
Wildfires have ravaged the West Coast over the past few months, and the destruction has been devastating. Last month we drove through the town of Phoenix, Oregon which was leveled by wildfires, and the sight was nothing short of an apocalyptic nightmare. Thousands of people across the West Coast have lost their homes and everything they owned. While the causes of out-of-control wildfires are complex, climate change is a huge factor and we need to take action to turn things around. In the meantime, you can help support victims of wildfires by donating to the Red Cross or California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund.