Sustainability is a kind of issues that feels by some means each very simple and intensely sophisticated on the similar time. However for each piece of recommendation you’ve heard a thousand instances—taking a look at you, trusty reusable grocery luggage—there’s a ton extra nuanced and industry-specific ideas you seemingly haven’t heard of.
On a mission to seek out out extra of these, Effectively+Good’s director of inventive growth Ella Dove went on a sustainability highway journey to go to two sustainable companies. Right here’s the kicker: She made the journey within the new hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, a zero-emissions automobile with next-level agility that makes it potential to hit the highway whereas being conscious of the planet.
Her first cease? Plumcot Farm in Malibu, California, the place she realized all about wildflower-seed bombs, which we’re guessing has by no means been in your sustainability to-do record. “The concept behind wildflower-seed bombing is re-wilding our public areas,” says Alison Hersel, who based Plumcot Farm to create a live-work area for her household and the neighborhood. “This helps to deliver pollinators to the surroundings and is aesthetically pleasing and exquisite.”
Subsequent, Dove hit as much as The Well Refill in Topanga Canyon to learn to reduce down on single-use packaging waste. “Magnificence merchandise make up a lot of the plastic waste that find yourself within the landfill,” says proprietor Hayley Magrini, who fills her store with a variety of merchandise so you will discover your private match. “Buying native is among the greatest methods you could be extra sustainable.” And who couldn’t use a option to present your self and the planet a little bit extra love?
For extra sustainability ideas, watch the video above. And to seek out out extra in regards to the Toyota Mirai—which options spirited rear-wheel-drive efficiency and Android Auto*—click here. PS: It’s obtained as much as a 402 mile vary*** (aka, how Dove is ready to drive throughout California on her journey).
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***EPA-estimated 402 Complete Driving Vary score for 2021 Mirai XLE and 357 Complete Driving Vary score for 2021 Mirai Restricted. Use for comparability functions solely. Your mileage will range for a lot of causes, together with refueling practices, your automobile’s situation and the way/the place you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.