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A mobile earth friendly shop dedicated to 
 reducing Cape Cod's plastic footprint!

The Green Road Mission

16
Ways to Stay Green Durning
The Pandemic

1.

Bag it at the car

 AHHH - plastic bags are back! Refuse a bag all together, scan your food, and put the groceries right back into your cart.  Simply  wheel it out to your car and pack it all into your reusable bags out there - easy peasy!

2.

Say no to bottled water! 

It’s so bad on so many levels - bring your own glass or aluminum with you - keep one filled in your car at all times and if you really have to buy bottled water buy the biggest one you can. Individual bottled water does so much damage to our environment. 

3.

Shop Local

Support small  businesses in your community - they’re suffering right now.  Whether it’s a farm stand or your local farmers market - eating in season and shopping local reduces your carbon footprint and helps your community! Also before ordering something on Amazon ask yourself if there is a local small business that might carry it instead. 

4.

No single use plastic cutlery!

Get yourself a cutlery pouch - a fork, spoon, knife, & straw - keep & it in your car backpack or purse.  So many restaurants are using single use plastic due to Covid-19.  Could be bamboo, or just ones that won't be missed from your silverware drawer

5.

Buy in Bulk 

The bigger the better! This not only saves you money but saves landfills from tons of packaging.

6.

Get Cooking - Get Composting!

The pandemic has given most of us extra time to plan and cook. Think about the foods you snack on or reach for regularly that come in packaging - can you make them yourself?  From yogurt, & granola, to chips, cookies and crackers, pick up a cook book or find a good whole foods website - there are literally a million recipes out there.

When you adopt a whole foods plant based diet it not only has amazing benefits for your health & it also reduces waste in packaging and processing but it also gives you plenty of energy rich material for composting!. Reducing food waste is so important - & composting is a great solution! Use those food scraps to feed your garden.

7.

Power Down 

Keeping electronics in stand by mode sucks energy especially when left on overnight. Switch to LED light bulbs & invest in power strips.  Turn off lights when not in a room.

So many of us want to live a greener life but need to be steered in the right direction.  This path to earth-conscious living has to be clear and convenient.  Green Road Refill’s mission is to help pave the way to a more sustainable lifestyle for our customers.  Green Road offers a mobile retail and refill experience that promotes ethically and earth-conscious products for a better body, home, and planet.  Traveling from one Cape Cod town to the next we believe we can make a difference by reducing our communities “plastic foot print” one bottle at a time.  The idea is simple - it’s a mobile bulk refill shop that travels from town to town.  You buy one of our refillable bottles (or bring your own) and fill up with everything from all natural shampoo and lotions to household cleaning products – and they are all eco-friendly!  Additionally, our mobile store offers other earth-friendly products  from stainless steel straws to bamboo toothbrushes, kitchen gadgets, alternatives to plastic wrap, and eco conscious cleaning supplies such as mops, brooms and sponges.  By offering these necessities everyone uses on a daily basis, customers have a convenient way to shop, and feel good about where their dollar is being spent. Our community wants to do better for our earth and Green Road Refill will help drive Cape Codders towards making that positive change!  

Contact Us!
 greenroadrefill@gmail.com
774-216-1409

Rolling with the punches seems to be the theme for 2020 on so many levels. My hope is that this finds you all adjusting as well as you can and maybe even finding peace within our "new normal"?  The big punch for the Green Road Refill was deciding to retire my beloved Bettie Bus...We had a great run but the short story is - she just wasn't meant to be out five days a week.  Luckily, her little sister Sally Sud Shed is excited to get riding on the green road, and so am I.  I'm sure, just like everything else this summer on Cape, our season will feel different than the ones before. Now more than ever, it's time to hold hope in our hearts that this adversity will show itself to be transforming in a positive way for humanity and our planet.  We must be resilient in our efforts as individuals to take action in creating a better world.

- Peace -

Jess 

 
  • 8.

    Get a free home energy audit

    The Cape Light Compact offers free audits virtually at this time and there are many 0% interest state incentives you may qualify for to weatherize your home.  

  • 9.

    Conserve Water  

    *Invest in rain barrels to water gardens & lawns

    *Don’t let the water run while washing dishes use a dish bucket - use your dishwasher on a regular basis if it’s energy star rated it conserves way more water than washing by hand

    *Defrost freezer foods a head of time in the fridge rather than running water over them in the sink

     

    *Only put the amount of water you need in your kettle - it will take less time and energy to boil

     

    *When brushing  your teeth don’t let the faucet run

  • 10.

    Reduce Air Conditioning

     No sub-zero temperatures - you shouldn’t want to wear a hoodie in your house in the summer.  Draw curtains & blinds when you're not home to keep the home cooler on your return.

  • 11.

    Clothes Line Dry

     To conserve & get the original “fresh breeze scent”.   Using the cold water cycle to wash your clothes also helps conserve energy.

  • 12.

    Replace Appliance Filters

    If you find you now have more time on your hands - check out your vacuum, humidifier, water filters, clothes washer by replacing filters you enhance performance and efficiency of your appliances.

  • 13.

    Bike your errands -

    Leave your car in the driveway, strap on a backpack and go for a ride.  You’ll be glad you did!

  • 14.

    Use your extra time for education and action!

    Watch some environmental documentaries, find a blog, or website to educate yourself on an environmental issue or effort that interests you.  There are so many organizations to support.

  • 15.

    REUSE!

    Before you buy new ask yourself - Can I buy used?  The upcycle culture is huge-  whether it’s Pinterest, Etsy, your local swap shop, or thrift store (when they open),  get some creative ideas and go to town!

  • 16

    Garden

    Get your hands dirty - peaceful & rewarding - you can start out small - try a few pots of lettuce, herbs, or tomatoes and watch your garden grow!

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