Easy Tips And Actions To Help Save Our Planet
CarryEasy Tips And Actions To Help Save Our Planet A Reusable Shopping Bag
We use an estimated four trillion plastic bags around the world every year, and each bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose in a landfill. Yikes! Keeping reusable shopping bags in your handbag or car can make a huge difference.
Go Meatless On Mondays
Meatless Monday is a campaign that encourages people to eat plant-based meals once a week to reduce their carbon footprint. Here’s a selection of mouthwatering, meat-free recipes to get you started.
Get Into Plogging
What’s plogging? It’s picking up trash while jogging! You’ll get a double whammy of endorphins knowing that you helped the planet while you were working out. You can even organize a plogging event in your area by signing up here.
Sustainable Fashion. Choose Certified Organic Cotton and Heirloom Quality.
If you have the possibility, always choose clothes for you and your children that will last, and if it is possible that no pesticides have been used in the cultivation of cotton.
Carry Reusable Cutlery
Plastic cutlery is a major source of plastic pollution. By committing to carrying your own set of cutlery with you (and even a stainless-steel straw), you’ll make an important difference.
Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Act Of Green
Ask your kids to think of a way they can help the planet. It can be something as simple as taking out the recycling or planting a tree in the backyard. When they’re done, submit their Act of Green on the Earth Day website and check the Billion Acts of Green Counter regularly to watch it go up as more Acts of Green are submitted.
Get Into (Easy) Gardening
Introduce children to the joys of gardening with minimal effort, thanks to the My First Garden Kit. It contains everything you need to grow herbs and veggies in your climate and only requires minimal space and assembly. It’s foolproof!
Say No To Pesticides In Your Garden
Eliminating harmful pesticides in your garden will help protect pollinators (bees and butterflies) that are essential for food production and our survival. You can take the Pesticide Pledge here.
Ride Your Bike
Encourage the whole family to ride their bikes to work or school as often as possible to reduce emissions. You can even add each trip to the Acts of Green tally.
Practice Sustainable Fashion
Buy clothing brands that use sustainable fabrics such as our very own HART + LAND and get into thrift shopping (you’ll be amazed at the gems you can find!). When you’re done with your clothes, donate them to charity or pass them on to friends and family to give them a second life.
Take Shorter Showers
Challenge your family to five-minute (or less) showers! If it’s too hard to stick to them every day, choose certain days of the week for your speedy washes. Set a fun alarm to let your kids know when the time is up.
Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Avoid polluting our waterways with toxic chemicals by choosing natural cleaning products like the Healthynest Cleaning Systems or making your own.