The average person generates about 1600 lbs. of garbage a year, which equates to almost 4.5 lbs. a day.  However, somewhere in LA, a man named Sustainable Dave and his family have only generated about 35 lbs. of garbage in one year!  This is an inspiring accomplishment.

Most people do not think about their garbage or their environmental impact. Dave proves that anybody can reduce, reuse and recycle everything, as long as they are conscience of their purchases.  That to me, is the hardest part of the environmentally green impact game.  I have learned that every purchase I make is part of a cycle.  When I buy a product, a message is sent to the corporations that says, “I want that!”  Its easily called consumption or supply & demand.  So, the thing to do is buy products that will reduce my environmental impact.

Check out Sustainable Dave’s blog: http://365daysoftrash.blogspot.com/

the author

Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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