“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
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The Amazon Still Needs Our Help.
Amazon Watch has been engaged in important conservation projects in the Amazon Basin since 1996. They work alongside indigenous groups fighting to protect the forest from increasingly powerful interests. Learn more on their website.
Protect an Acre Project.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies products that “come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.” Look for their logo or download their free shopping guide.
Sustainability Resources (For Anywhere)
Seafood Watch. Produced by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this guide helps consumers make choices that prevent overfishing and encourage responsible fishing practices.
Find Native Plants by Zip Code:
Choosing Second-Hand Fashion.
Why it’s important.
Combating the Climate Crisis
Climate Science Alliance. This organization aims to “safeguard natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate.” They are engaged in a wide variety of projects throughout the South Coast and offer great educational resources for children and teachers.
Earth Guardians. Their mission: “to inspire and train diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice movements.” Teams of young activists have created many easy-to-use resources that tackle common environmental issues.
Alternatives to Plastic
Zovargo is not being paid for any of these endorsements. We simply believe in what these companies are doing. Also, this is by no means an exhaustive list, and more affordable options may be out there for certain products. These are just ones that we like a lot!
Sustainability Resources In San Diego.
Composting in the City of San Diego. Follow the link for information about the city’s voucher program as well as a calendar of free workshops.
Printable Guide to Backyard Composting (pdf)
Going Solar in San Diego. Enter information about your home and receive an approximate quote. Email and phone number are required for quote, but the site also offers information about rebates and provides reviews of different companies.
San Diego Farmers’ Market Calendar. Reduce your carbon footprint, support your neighbors, and encourage organic farming practices by taking advantage of San Diego’s many Farmers’ markets.