Happy Earth Day! Today is the day we gather together to make a Earth a better place. Not to sound rude but don’t you think that we should be doing this every day? I know our lives are busy and things get out of control but here’s a list of small things you can do every single day to help our mother earth.
The first thing I always suggest is find some thing that you are passionate about and help that. If you’re stuck at round long enough you know that I am obsessed with sharks. They are becoming extinct by the hundreds of thousands each year. Sharks are crucial to the environment and people should definitely be caring if they go extinct. Because if sharks go.. we go.
Now I’m not saying you have to pick sharks to find passion about if everyone found their thing this world would be be a better place for sure. If you get excited about trees then definitely save the trees. If you get excited about these then definitely save the bees… you get the picture.
Invest in a reusable water bottle. Reusable water bottles not only reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use but also save you money. If you’re concerned about the quality of your tap water, consider using a water filter. Many earth-friendly organizations sell reusable bottles and donate a part of their proceeds to a good cause.
Try sustainable fashion: Did you know that 60% of all clothing is made of synthetic fibers and that washing them releases harmful microplastics, contributing to 35% of all ocean microplastic pollution? Investing in eco-friendly clothing made from natural materials, such as organic cotton, linen, or hemp can help alleviate that waste. Other ideas for sustainable fashion include repairing your own clothes, and buying recycled fabrics and clothing brands that are environmentally responsible and manufactured in local communities. Buying locally reduces harmful emissions related to travel too. Also when using a washing machine fill it all the way up this uses way less water than just doing a half load.
Quit using single use products. Try as much as you can to replace single use products with things that can be used more. This includes straws, grocery bags, and other household items. I also try to reuse my recycling to other products as much as I can. My kids love to use their recycles to make art projects it’s just another way we can keep using and not buy more. Follow the 3 R’s. Look for ways you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle throughout your home. You’ll save natural resources, energy and money, and you’ll reduce waste sent to landfills.
Act local. Get involved in environmental work in your local community. Local schools, governments, and non-profit organizations often offer opportunities for volunteers to get involved in cleaning up parks, restoring habitats, and other efforts to make communities greener.
Do many small things through your day that lead to helping the environment. These things can include recycling your electronics, bringing your own groceries bags to the store, conserving water and power through the day, walking instead of driving and so much more. Get creative and see what you and your family can do to help make Earth a better place for the future generations.