Okay, so we’re slightly late for Earth Day. In my defense, every day should be Earth Day, and you could just listen to this every Earth Day from now on.
Anyway, we got a question a bit ago about how to be more eco-friendly as a college student. Now, as many of you know, that implies several unspoken rules: don’t be expensive, don’t be time consuming, and preferably, don’t be inconvenient.
So today we’re talking about some easy ways to make Captain Planet proud. Save the Earth, y’all.
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Other things we mentioned in this episode:
- 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy
- Mr. Money Mustache
- Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
- Delta Michelangelo Canaletto Two Four Bike Gravity Stand
- Life Without Plastic
- Starbucked, by Taylor Clark
- Time – Washing Hands In Cold Water Works As Well As Hot Against Germs
- BoneHurtingJuice subreddit
- Hardcore History
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- 0:00:20 – The dangers of being militant about eco-friendliness
- 0:11:26 – Reutilizing materials and making things convenient
- 0:18:30 – Finding alternatives to driving a car
- 0:22:22 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
- 0:23:47 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
- 0:25:06 – Finding alternatives to driving a car (continued)
- 0:30:05 – Planning better trips
- 0:32:33 – Buying and shipping fewer things
- 0:38:18 – Composting and not wasting food, while also not stuffing yourself
- 0:46:14 – Investing in things that are meant to last
- 0:49:22 – Saving water and planting trees
- 0:53:57 – Buying in bulk and cleaning out trash
- 0:58:57 – Conclusion
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