2 Experts on the Sustainability Tips That You Haven’t Already Heard Before

Sustainability is one of those things that feels somehow both extremely simple and extremely complicated at the same time. But for every piece of advice you've heard a thousand times—looking at you, trusty reusable grocery bags—there's a ton more nuanced and industry-specific tips you likely haven't heard of.

On a mission to find out more of those, Well+Good's director of creative development Ella Dove went on a sustainability road trip to visit two sustainable businesses. Here's the kicker: She made the journey in the new hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, a zero-emissions vehicle with next-level agility that makes it possible to hit the road while being mindful of the planet.

Her first stop? Plumcot Farm in Malibu, California, where she learned all about wildflower-seed bombs, which we're guessing has never been on your sustainability to-do list. "The idea behind wildflower-seed bombing is re-wilding our public spaces," says Alison Hersel, who founded Plumcot Farm to create a live-work space for her family and the community. "This helps to bring pollinators to the environment and is aesthetically pleasing and beautiful."

Next, Dove hit up to The Well Refill in Topanga Canyon to learn how to cut down on single-use packaging waste. "Beauty products make up so much of the plastic waste that end up in the landfill," says owner Hayley Magrini, who fills her shop with a range of products so you can find your personal fit. "Shopping local is one of the best ways you can be more sustainable." And who couldn't use a way to show yourself and the planet a little more love?

For more sustainability tips, watch the video above. And to find out more about the Toyota Mirai—which features spirited rear-wheel-drive performance and Android Auto*—click here. PS: It's got up to a 402 mile range*** (aka, how Dove is able to drive all over California on her trip).

*Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. To use Android Auto on your audio display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle and Android phone. For phone compatibility visit: https://www.android.com/auto/. Requires compatible smartphone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port, and data plan rates apply. Apps and services vary by phone carrier and are subject to change at any time without notice. Android, Android Auto and Waze are trademarks of Google.

***EPA-estimated 402 Total Driving Range rating for 2021 Mirai XLE and 357 Total Driving Range rating for 2021 Mirai Limited. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including refueling practices, your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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