Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day everyone!

Today please reflect and consider your personal impact on this planet of ours. Learn something new and commit to changing. We all need to think about and lessen our impact. We need to stop being selfish, lazy consumers. Even though we may not directly see the damage we are doing to the planet and to other people it is there and it is significant.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Buy less stuff. Think about why you are buying it, do you really need it, how long will you have it and what will happen with it when you are done using it. Decrease plastic use. Buy in bulk. Stop using plastic bags. Use your local library. Shop locally. Go to your local farmers market. Join a CSA. Buy organic and avoid GMO’s. Buy made in the U.S.A.. Eat at home and/or bring your lunch. Use less chemicals. Use less water.

Resources:
My Plastic Free Life
Life Without Plastic
Bag It film (Netflix has it available for streaming)
Glass Darhma
Find a CSA
GMO Info.
5Gyres
Environmental Working Group
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Water Crisis

Before you throw it away, think. Can I reuse this? Can someone else use this? Could I have avoided creating this trash. How? Can this be composted? Can this be recycled? Can I buy what I need second-hand.

Resources:
Green Garbage Project
Composting How-to
Freecycle
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Craigslist
Thrift Stores

Recycle as much as you can through your local recycling program. Find alternative ways of recycling or up-cycling.

Resources:
“25 Things You Can Recycle That You Might Not Know About” by One Good Thing by Jillee
TerraCycle

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