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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!


PRODUCTS

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!


KITCHEN PRODUCTS

Reusable shopping bags*

Amazon Etsy

Reusable produce bags

Amazon

Reusable coffee filters*

Keurig 1.0 Keurig 2.0 Basket-style

Loose leaf tea infuser* (you can also buy bottles with infusers in them)

Amazon Etsy

Reusable straws*

Metal W/ carrying case

Water bottles*

Amazon Target Etsy

Travel mugs*

Amazon Target Etsy

Bee's wax wrap

Amazon

Small, in-the-house compost bin

Amazon

Stove-top popcorn pot (you can also make popcorn yourself with regular pots and pans)

Amazon

Collapsable (travel and purse-/bag-friendly) food containers

Amazon

Reusable ziplock bags

Amazon

Stretchable, silicon lids

Amazon


HYGIENE-RELATED PRODUCTS

Feminine hygiene products

Menstrual cup* Menstrual disc Reusable/washable pads Period panties

Washable/cloth diapers

Amazon Etsy

Reusable/washable cotton rounds

Etsy (I have some of these!)


HOME/CLEANING PRODUCTS

Wool dryer ball(s)* (I buy Nellie's from Winners)

Amazon

Reusable lint roller

Amazon


ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Rechargeable batteries*

Amazon

NEST Learning thermostat*

Amazon Best Buy



PET PRODUCTS

Dog waste bag (allows you to pick it up, flush the poop, clean and re-use)

Amazon

Compostable poop bags (if you aren't into washing a poop-y bag)

Amazon

Dog-waste-only compost bin

Amazon

ARTICLES/LISTS

Happy Eco News !!!!


The Truth About Biodegradable Poop Bags


17 Trash-Reducing Products You'll Feel Good About Buying

24 Products You'll Never Have to Throw Away

30 Eco-Friendly Alternatives For Things You Use Everyday


How to create a wild bee sanctuary

How to create a pollinator-friendly garden

Bees Matter

Save Bees

Buzz About Bees

Bring Back The Bees

20 Beautiful Flowers to Attract Bees to Your Garden

25 Plants For Bees In Your Garden

Bee Embroidered Patch


The History of Earth Day

Earth Day 2018: 7 things we've learned about Earth since last Earth Day


Energy expert explains why Tesla and the electric car industry is here to stay

Most Environmentally Fuel-Efficient New Cars in 2016-2017

The best eco-friendly cars for every budget

Best hybrid vehicles 2019 (and ones to avoid)

Electric vehicles available in Canada


How Growing Your Own Food Can Benefit the Planet and Why You Should Consider It


Earth (set up by Lil Dicky, Leo DiCaprio, etc.)


IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming


Earth Day quizzes


VIDEOS

Zooey Deschanel on Plastic Pollution

What If Earth Treated Us the Way We Treat Earth?


EARTH series by Lil Dicky

Earth music video

PROBLEM

SOLUTION: Energy

SOLUTION: Nature

SOLUTION: Food

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LYDIA SPRINGER ☼ DECORATOR, BLOGGER, JOURNALER ☼ 2020