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#RetoMadreTierra - Ecological tips to reduce your environmental impact

Hello! We are happy that you are here because this is the first step to be part of our NEW MOTHER EARTH SUSTAINABLE CHALLENGE.

The idea of ​​this challenge is for you to realize that being more sustainable and reducing your environmental impact is very easy

Here you will find ideas, tips, explanations and ecological help for your daily challenges. If something is not clear to you or you have any questions… Do not hesitate to write to us! And if you want, share your experience with us using the #ChallengeMadreTierra. Together we will reduce our environmental impact!

LET'S BEGIN!

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1. Reuse the water from your shower: This first challenge is a VERY EASY ecotip, you just have to take a bucket or large container that you have in your house and put it in your shower while you take a bath. Try to put it where you see more water falling and you will be surprised how much a few drops count. Then use this water to water your plants, wash the bathroom, or even flush the bathroom.

2. Choose your shower song: I LOVE this challenge. The idea is that you choose your shower song, press play when you go in to take a shower and before it's over you have to be outside. CAUTION: choose a song less than 3 minutes and a half... It's not worth choosing Bohemian Rhapsody (you can find some of our favorites in the SPOTIFY MADRE TIERRA PLAYLIST)

3. Day without eating red meat: Personally, this is one of the most difficult issues for me. But 1 day…we made it! (hopefully little by little it becomes a habit, you can start with 1 day a week and your environmental impact will be much less)

4. When you go to sleep, turn off your computer: Easy and simple. Don't let it sleep, don't let it suspend... Turn it off completely!

5. Learn to recycle: Very easy, go to the internet and look for the best way to recycle. This day we will have a LIVE on Instagram with someone who is an expert on the subject… It also counts!

6. Reduce the use of plastic waste bags: The environmental impact of plastic is impressive... Try to reduce the use of plastics as much as possible. We know that for some it is difficult to remove it from the bathroom trash, but we can start with the office or study trash can. We usually throw paper there!

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7. Eat vegan: Let's try... for this day not to eat ANYTHING that comes from animals. You will realize that it is easier than it seems and has a very high environmental impact.
8. Don't buy things packed in plastic: If you're going to order deliveries today, try to order from places you know that pack in sustainable materials.
9. Unplug the plugs: Although today our cables have technologies that allow a minimal amount of energy to pass through when not in use… If you unplug them, the energy is ZERO.
10. If you do leave the house, bring your own bottle of water: I hope you don't have to go out at this time, but if you have to go out, bring your own bottle.
11. Support a local sustainable enterprise: If you can buy… Great! If not, another way to support is by sharing on your networks, telling your friends or commenting and giving likes.
12. Clean out your closet: Put up for sale or donate what is in good condition. They are wonderful ways to give a second life to clothes that we no longer use, creating your sustainable wardrobe.
13.Hang the clothes instead of using a dryer: The dryer uses too much energy, in some of our houses it is the process that takes the most time… Use natural drying!
14 Create your own mini garden at home: Up with creativity! We want to see your mini-gardens, use things you have at home… remember that all fruit pits are seeds!
15. Bathing with cold water: For those of us who live in cold lands, this is a great challenge... but if my grandfather can do it, so can we. We shower faster, don't heat the water, and come out ready for a day full of energy.
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16. Do not have unnecessary lights on: Very simple, if there is no one in that place, the light can be turned off.
17. Think about what you're going to eat before opening the fridge: It's delicious to open the fridge and think what am I going to eat? However, our fridge uses too much energy when it is open and when it is closed as it has to return to its standard temperature.
18. Use the Ecosia extension in your browser: easy, it's like a Google but for the searches they plant trees... you just have to search
19. If you ask for delivery, ask for them without the plastic cutlery: Use the ones from your house, these do not generate waste or environmental impact.
20. If you buy coffee, bring your mug: have your coffee served in your own glass, there are places that even give you a discount for that.
21. Save your toilet water: It's so easy you won't believe it. Read this blog where we give you the step by step. It's my favorite ecotip.
22. Cook your own food: The fewer addresses you order, the less waste of packaging material, less CO2 in the office and the more you save!
23. Request your invoices online: Small actions count, a sheet of paper counts.
24. Exchange your books before buying new ones: You will be surprised by the number of people who are willing to exchange books and we reduce their environmental impact.
Extra tip: How to save energy?
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25. Give your clothes a second life: We've already donated and sold what was good... now creativity is welcome! Make rags, rags, decorations with your old clothes.
26. Buy quality things that last longer: Mcheap things often have a greater environmental impact than expensive things.
27. Ask if you really need what you are going to buy: Before buying something, think twice... let's be conscious consumers
28. Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth or wash the dishes: Every second left open without being used is wasted,
29. When you go to the market, bring your own bags: It's cumbersome on the way out, but on the way back it feels spectacular.
30. Write more with pencils than with pens: It is also worth using pens that you can change the ink… but every pen we throw away is plastic with no future use.
31. Tell 5 friends: Everything we do for the environment is better if we do it TOGETHER.
This is just the first step, there are many other ways to reduce our environmental impact, such as starting to wear environmentally friendly clothing or choose organic products. Tell us about your experience using the #RetoMadreTierra and let's be more sustainable together! Let's reduce our environmental impact!

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