In honor of Earth Day, I thought I'd share a few tips for going green and keeping our planet happy.
One of the easiest steps is to replace paper or plastic bags with reusable bags. There are so many fun styles out there and this trend is really on the up and up. I have the three varieties below. I couldn't resist snapping up each one, but hmm . . . I may need to pick up a few more in each style of the first two so I can have matching sets :) Gotta coordinate!
Lilly Pulitzer - $9.95
Great for Target or CVS runs for the essentials and groceries.
J. Crew - $10.00
Great for library books!
(My store sold out, but they're still available online.)
Sur La Table collapsible market tote - $40
Great for toting groceries home.
Which variety do you have?
Tips for going green:
Visit a farmer's market and buy locally
Use reusable water bottles
Exercise outdoors instead of the gym
Eat sustainable food
Trade paper/plastic bags for reusable bags
Eat vegetarian a few times a week
Unplug electronics when not in use
Go digital for banking statements
Share books with friends
Turn off computer when not home or asleep
Turn off lights
Fill up the freezer because it uses less energy when full
Bring lunch in reusable containers
Save gas by emptying your trunk
Bring your own mug to Starbucks
Check air pressure in your tires for fuel efficiency
Get off junk mail lists
Get a library card
By incorporating these tips, we can make a difference a little bit at a time. I do many of these things already, but there are some that I can definitely incorporate and improve upon as well.
Three cheers for taking care of our earth!