Everyone should be treating Mother Earth well. But for the liquor enthusiast, it is a necessity. The green goddess provides all the ingredients for your favorite alcoholic beverages.And she also gives you a comfortable environment to enjoy them in. Now, it is time to give back and make sure that the earth is as healthy as it can be. From tips to reduce your carbon footprint to fun liquor bottle crafts, we highlight a few ways to treat Mother Earth right. Let’s keep her churning out all the best ingredients for the spirits we know and love.
Knowing how to help Mother Earth starts with knowing your own impact. Being aware of your own carbon footprint allows you to take necessary steps to reduce it.
What is a carbon footprint? Great question.
A person’s carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere because of their actions. These gases, like carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds, build up in Earth’s atmosphere and change the planet’s climate. This leads to extreme environmental changes across the globe.
Global temperatures are on the rise – some scientists forecast a two degree rise in global temperatures by 2050. The earth could see rising ocean levels and an increase in extreme weather events (like hurricanes and droughts). These and other phenomena will wreak havoc on populations across the world.
Reducing your carbon footprint can help keep the rising temperatures from getting out of control. An average person in the United States generates 16 tons of carbon, much more than the global average of 2 tonsDo you live in the United States?Then you have the highest potential to positively impact the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. First things first, know your carbon footprint. Use a carbon footprint calculator and take steps to reduce the number.
Reducing your carbon footprint is the best way to take care of Mother Earth. Make small changes like Drive less by biking, ride sharing, using public transportation and carpooling. Recycling or reusing plastic will chip away at your footprint and give the earth time to breathe. You can also use carbon offsets to pay down your footprint.
If you are on a mission to lower your carbon footprint, learn the four R’s: refuse, reuse, rot, and recycle. Here’s how you do each.
Single-use plastic and paper products are the devil to environmental conservation efforts. Plastics are not biodegradable. They only break down into increasingly smaller pieces instead of decomposing. Because of this, plastics release toxic chemicals that damage the surrounding ecosystem.
The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is to refuse to use single-use plastics and paper products. Find recyclable or eco-friendly products to use instead.
In an ideal world, there would be no single-use plastics. However, we do not live in an ideal world. Knowing this, make an effort to reuse your single-use plastic and paper products whenever possible. Refill that plastic soda bottle or transform that empty liquor bottle into your next craft project.
Whatever you do, make sure to reuse your single-use products.
If you don’t know what composting is, strap in. Reducing your carbon footprint goes beyond reusing and recycling plastics.You can even put your food scraps to work for Mother Earth as well. Set up a composting system in your backyard and let that organic matter decompose your carbon footprint.
One of the sure-fire ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to properly recycle anything you can: plastic, paper, glass, and metal can all be recycled. Research your state’s recycling laws and start separating out your waste.
With the four R’s, you will quickly reduce your carbon footprint and help Mother Earth look and feel great.
Now that you know how to reduce your individual carbon footprint, you can help others in your community reduce their footprint as well.
One of the best ways to help reduce your community’s carbon footprint is to volunteer to clean up litter around you. Not only will this keep your neighborhood clean, but you can recycle the waste left on the side of the road by others.
If you are willing and able, there are great resources out there to help get you started. Even digital applications like Litterati and Rubbish were made to give you an idea of the highest impacted areas in your community. For example, the earth-cleaning app Litterati allows you to take pictures of litter and geotag the location. This helps cities manage waste better and convince companies to take part in green initiatives. Likewise, Rubbish allows individuals to track trash and litter to help others clean up the area without having to clean it themselves.
Take to the streets and start hunting down that litter. Your community will thank you for it.
For the spirits enthusiast, we know that those glass bottles can pile up. Looking for some fun ways to reduce your trash and reuse some of your old liquor bottles? Here are a few ways to upcycle them into something useful.
If you have used mini bottles, this is the perfect craft project for you.
As easy as that, you have repurposed mini bottles in an eco-friendly and stylish way. These would also make great gifts and pair well with any of Prestige Haus’s custom engraved gifts for your next celebration.
Keep the bugs away and Mother Earth healthy with this craft project for the spirits (or wine) lover who has extra used bottles.
This fun liquor bottle craft will light the way to a greener, more sustainable use for those empty glass bottles.
Don’t just turn your empty bottles into an outside light source – you can turn them into a lamp for inside as well. With this guide, you can upcycle those liquor bottles and transform them into a desk lamp for your home.
Not only would this go well in your bar, it would also look great with any of the personalized barware options from Prestige Haus. Saving Mother Earth never looked so good.
Clean up your act! This quick liquor craft bottle project that will help you dispense with your used bottles.
You will need:
Just like that, you have a recycled soap dispenser that will help save the environment.
Those are just a few things you can do to help Mother Earth on this Earth Day. For other great ideas, check out our other DIY bottle crafts.
But that’s not all you can do.
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What other liquor bottle crafts can you do to upcycle your used bottles? Comment below with your favorite craft project.