I know, I know, between long days at the office, time with the hubby/bf, taking care of the kids and trying to have some semblance of a social life, there’s not a lot of extra time leftover for saving the planet and all. Usually I don’t have time to do more than throw a soda can into the recycling bin, but I still want to do my part for Earth Day, so I’ve rounded up some super easy tips and tricks to lead an eco-friendly life for Earth Day and beyond. They’ll take little time and little effort, but definitely have a big impact!
- Christina Izzo
Use Cloth Napkins: Swapping paper napkins with cute cloth ones will not only reduce your paper waste in your home, but it’ll make every meal, even the most simple breakfast, feel fancy!
Repurpose Mason Jars: Reuse glass mason or sauce jars as containers and bulk storage in the kitchen or bathroom instead of using plastic or throw-away containers. It cuts own your waste and is a cute, country-chic way to store items around your home!
Frequent Farmers Markets: Spring is bountiful with fresh produce, so why not take advantage of the season and pop over to your local farmers market instead of your chain supermarket? Not only will you be supporting your local economy, but by buying produce free of pesticides and fertilizers, you’re guaranteed the freshest, yummiest fruits and veggies around!
Unplug Gadgets: Unplug that curling iron, phone charger, iPod dock and all your other electronic gadgets when you’re not using them. Even when they’re not in use, plugged-in gadgets still use up energy, so unplug and conserve!
Plant an Herb Garden: Full-fledged gardens require a lot of maintenance, but you can still get your grow on with an easy, windowsill herb garden. It’s a great way to reduce waste, save money, plus you’ll always have fresh herbs like basil and parsley on hand to spice up your favorite dishes!
Sport Eco-Friendly Decor Decorate your digs with eco-friendly finds like recycled paper picture frames and decorative baskets made of renewable reed. Environmentally conscious has never looked this cute!
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