EARTH DAY 2019
Alright look, I know I did a post like this last year, but since then, scientists basically published an obituary for the planet. Instead of rambling on and on, I'll just tell you to check out last year's post for more in-depth ranting, rambling, berating, and information. If you're not interested in that, then this post might be the one for you! This year, I thought I'd just get right to it with links for products, articles, and advice on how you can help the planet out.
SIMPLE AND EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WASTE AND HELP THE PLANET
○ use fluorescent lightbulbs
○ turn off and unplug any/all electronics when you aren't using them
○ RECYCLE and vote for people who support recycling programs
○ use both sides of paper
○ take the stairs
○ use transit, walk, bike, run, etc. as often as possible
○ reuse anything you can
○ take shorter showers, forget about baths
○ turn off the lights unless you're actually using them (don't just leave them on when you're in a different room, not home, etc.)
○ consume less animal products (especially cow products)
○ support companies, organizations, charities, etc. that help the planet!
○ shop locally as often as possible (farmer's markets, mom-and-pop shops)
○ do any and everything you can to help pollinators and BEES!
○ don't wash your car
○ while we're here, try to support cruelty-free brands too!
Any products marked with an * can also be purchased in-store at places like WalMart, Target, specialty kitchen stores, electronic stores, etc. If you can, go buy these things in person to avoid shipping charges and waste!
Reusable shopping bags*
Reusable produce bags
Reusable coffee filters*
Loose leaf tea infuser* (you can also buy bottles with infusers in them)
Bee's wax wrap
Small, in-the-house compost bin
Stove-top popcorn pot (you can also make popcorn yourself with regular pots and pans)
Collapsable (travel and purse-/bag-friendly) food containers
Reusable ziplock bags
Stretchable, silicon lids
Feminine hygiene products
Reusable/washable cotton rounds
Etsy (I have some of these!)
Wool dryer ball(s)* (I buy Nellie's from Winners)
Reusable lint roller
NEST Learning thermostat*
Dog waste bag (allows you to pick it up, flush the poop, clean and re-use)
Compostable poop bags (if you aren't into washing a poop-y bag)
Dog-waste-only compost bin
Happy Eco News !!!!
Earth (set up by Lil Dicky, Leo DiCaprio, etc.)
EARTH series by Lil Dicky