I can hardly believe that one of my favorite days has almost slipped past me. I love celebrating the earth and I love getting out to enjoy the beauty of this day.
Unfortunately as I type this I am sitting in my Ikea robe with a bonnet on my head and slippers on my feet. Im as slow as a slug and have no plans for Earth Day 2014. Each year I do make a pledge to be greener and you can see my pledge from last year here.
This year I've only taken a few steps to be greener, but a few steps is all it takes right?
- We no longer get receipts at ATMs, Starbucks, or any other stores that offer email receipts.
- I no longer use wax paper when baking, received silpat mats for my birthday this year. I am so excited to make my favorite pastime more green.
- I faithfully use my own glass coffee cup no matter where I go - doctors office, starbucks, etc. It's tiny and fits right in my purse.
Here are a few ways you can be greener:
Bring your own grocery bags to the store.
Go paperless on your bills.
Switch to greener menstrual care.
By towels instead of paper towels to dry your hands.
Reuse glass jars for storage or tupperware.
Make your own toiletries and laundry soap. Pinterest has many recipes for this.
By less processed and pre packaged food - it saves the earth and it's better for you.