(I)nitiate – to cause a process or action to begin.
(N)atural – existing in or caused by nature.
(S)ustaining – to strengthen or support physically or mentally.
(P)rinciples – a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of or for a belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
(I)n – expressing motion with the result that something ends up within or surrounded by something else.
(R)eclaiming – to retrieve or recover – to improve an area of land so it can be reused.
(E)nvironment – the natural world as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.
Integrity Real Estate Services was built on the core principle of sustainability. We value our beautiful earth and we are inspired to learn ways to sustain the land and ourselves through natural sustaining principles. We are excited to represent a way of living that promotes long lasting benefits that will build strong relationships, and improve the land that we live.
According to the EPA, “The average American person will produce about 5.91 lbs <sic> of trash daily”, and based on statistics provided by Eco Watch, “Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate, and 50% of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. It can take up to 400-1000 years to fully decompose.”
Plastic pollution now chokes our oceans and is taking its toll on wildlife. Bloated whales die from tons of plastic in their stomachs, causing maturation and intestinal blockages. Birds are suffocated by plastic rings wrapped around their necks. As these ecosystems are gradually eroded, their resulting disturbances translate into new hazards for other living things dependent on the dying ecosystems in our oceans.
We understand that interest in topics such as these vary by individual. We encourage you to take the challenge with us to Initiate Natural Sustaining Principles In Reclaiming <the> Environment.
Step One –Awareness of the challenge and identification of unnecessary waste. https://greatlakes.org/great-lakes-plastic-pollution-fighting-for-plastic-free-water/
Step Two – Researching negative effects caused by the identified unnecessary waste.
Step Three – Take the initiative – making even small, natural changes to reduce your daily disposal can have a positive impact.
Step Four – Determine how these changes offer you and those you care about a higher purpose. As a result, become determined to initiate changes to sustain yourself and the environment in which you live.
Step Five – Follow our blog where we will provide articles and tips offering practical ideas to sustain your family, home, and environment.
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Some initial small and natural ways to eliminate plastic from your daily disposal include:
- Using handmade or store bought produce bags for grocery trips, which eliminates the need for plastic bags. They are light, easy to carry, washable, and reduce unnecessary plastic use.
- Take the initiative to use compostable or reusable snack bags.
- Store sets of bamboo flatware and bandanas in your vehicle to replace plastic flatware and paper napkins for dining away from home.
- Bring reusable containers when you dine out. There’s no need to be concerned about how that will look if you use a fashionable (and more discreet) bag designed to carry take-home containers.
Congratulations! Initiating even one of these natural sustaining principles, you will reduce your daily waste and help improve the land that we live!!!