Happy Earth Day! Going plastic free and becoming a little more environmentally friendly have been my mission for a while now. I wanted to share with you all five easy ways I’ve started helping my planet – if you have any more tips please leave them in the comments!
- Cutting out meat
I haven’t eaten meat in over 10 years, if you read this post you’ll know I started for the animals but continued for my health. Livestock farming contributes 18% of human produced greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
- Buying reusable products to replace plastics
We now own metal straws, lots of glass tupperware, reusable baggies, and even biodegradable dog poop bags!
- We stopped buying and using single use plastics
We get brown bags at the grocery store if we forget our reusable ones, we don’t purchase plastic wrap or tin foil, we even keep an eye on the packaging of our foods. If there’s a better option, we take that. Plastic bags can take 1000 years to decompose.
- Spreading the word
I don’t like to preach to people, but there is always a time and place to explain why you’re using a metal straw or why they should choose to bring their lunch in a glass container instead of ziploc bag. I’ve seen a lot of people in my life make little changes and those are what we need to get started on saving the earth!
How do you help the planet?