Meet the Double Impact Leaders!

Since Double Impact is all about making smart, green choices to help support important charities, we want to recognize the users that are making the biggest contributions. We asked the top 5 Double Impact users for July to share why they care about the planet and how they are using Double Impact to make their lives a little greener. Here's what they had to say... Image: Cathy Aronson
1. Cathy Aronson
Charity Supporting: Bright Pink
Favorite sustainable activity: Recycling
To me, living sustainably means: Giving back to Mother Earth more than I have taken.
My biggest pet peeve about green or sustainable living is: Trying to get people to just take a second to think before they just throw something out. RECYCLE!
What's been the most exciting part about Double Impact?: I love knowing that by taking simple, everyday actions, I am not only helping Mother Earth, I am helping a charity very dear to me.

Image: Tristan Pollock
2. Tristan Pollock
Charity Supporting: PANNA
Favorite sustainable activity: Biking!
To me sustainable living means: 24/7/365. We're caretakers of the planet. Possibly the smartest beings on Earth. It's our responsibility to treat every living being with respect -- from microbes to mammals. It isn't just a one-day thing. This is a way of life.
My biggest pet peeve about sustainable living is: That it isn't just an automatic choice for everyone.
What's been the most exciting part about Double Impact?: I like the smack talk and high fives.


Image: Leah Auckenthaler
3. Leah Auckenthaler
Charity Supporting: PANNA
Favorite Sustainable Activity: Biking to work.
To me, living sustainably means: taking responsibility for the resources my family and I use. Individuals can make a difference, every day
My biggest pet peeve about sustainable living is: The idea that it is difficult, so therefore it is unapproachable.
What's been the most exciting part about Double Impact?: That I can do something every day, and compete with my friends to see who is doing more.

Image: Meghan Sundermeier
4. Meghan Sundermeier
Charity supporting: HCHW
Favorite Sustainable Activity: Challenging myself to eliminate the need for a trash can.
To me, living sustainably means: Making conscientious, informed decisions about how I choose to live rather than going with the flow.
My biggest pet peeve about sustainable living is: Greenwashing.
What's been the most exciting part about Double Impact?: Seeing a quantifiable impact from my daily actions

Image: Pien Wijtmans
5. Pien Wijtmans
Charity supporting: HCHW
Favorite Sustainable Activity: gardening (unless there are too many mosquitoes out)
To me, living sustainably means: With everything you do, consider what impact this action has on our environment, our fellow earth travelers (people and animals) and the example you try to be for the next generation.
My biggest pet peeve about sustainable living is: carelessness
What's been the most exciting part about Double Impact?: the fact that acting considered to our earth helps giving a better life for children

If you are inspired by these Double Impact stories or want to try and be a top contributor so you can be recognized on TreeHugger, jump in by joining Double Impact! Remember, little changes can make a big difference for the environment.


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