It’s finally time for beach weekend! Images of palm trees and paint penned chugalugs are dancing through your head, but before you jet off on your sneak-preview of summer, here are a couple of tips for a green girl on this most unsustainable of weekends.
Turn off & Unplug
Once you’ve uploaded your new beach-y playlist and finished scouring ‘The Cooler Connection’, remember to turn off and unplugbefore you go. Chargers left in the wall leak energy, even if nothing is charging. So if it doesn’t need to be powered all weekend (your mini-fridge does, your Thinkpad does not), go ahead and disconnect it.
Talk with other girls going! If you split up snacks, dinners, and cutlery, you’ll reduce waste and save money. Also, try to hit up Fresh Market or Whole Foods for some healthy snacks. (And, fun fact: I was told today that grapes, dairy products, and salty junk foods make you bloat, so maybe shoot for some bikini-friendly snacks like veggies and whole grains!)