Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make Everyday Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, friends! I love Earth Day as it is a perfect time to reflect on our impact on the environment. I found this awesome article with some tips on making everyday Earth Day, it's definitely worth checking out!
The article also mentioned these 7 Rs, which I think are super important when trying to minimize your environmental impact. Being a conscious consumer goes much further than the simple "reuse, reduce, recycle"
Reuse instead of buying new every time.
Repurpose the more creative cousin of reuse, repurposing turns old junk into new, functional objects.
Rot compost everything organic.
Repair instead of replacing.
Return only buy from companies with take-back programs.
Refill instead of buying disposable bottles and paper cups.
Refuse to buy overpackaged, disposable, single-use junk.
How I celebrate Earth Day, everyday:
Buying local, organic produce
Buying Fair Trade products
Saying NO to GMO
Having my very own organic garden
Biking instead of driving (when the destination is close enough!)
Taking public transportation 
Refusing to use plastic
ALWAYS taking my reusable water bottle with me
Reusing containers
Repurposing items
Cutting out animal products (did you know it takes 15lbs of grain to make 1lb of beef? If that isn't unsustainable, I don't know what is!)
Picking up trash whenever I see any
Shopping at thrift stores & not buying anything new
Refusing disposable, single use items

I'm heading to the local beach to clean up trash today. I'm super excited that Summer is right around the corner & I'm sure the beach could use some lovin! I'm also going to start some seedlings for my garden. I have been saving some nonGMO apple seeds & plan on germinating them today! YAY! I absolutely LOVE gardening!

Don't forget to enter to win Salba Smart chia seeds in my current giveaway! TWO winners will receive a pouch of both whole chia seeds & premium ground chia seeds! What better way to sip to your health & honor Mother Earth than with a green smoothie?!

How do you celebrate Earth Day, everyday?! Do you have any special plans to honor Mother Earth today?


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