April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

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
Reuse Ziplocs
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
— marthastewart.com

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!

9 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

happy happy and the only thing better than being pink is pink and green!

xoox

kHm

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Wow! Such great tips! I'll definitely have to remember many of these. I haven't seen the J.Crew bag, but it is so cute. :)

Happy Earth Day to you too!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Great tips! I L-O-V-E that Lilly bag!

kp said...

Happy Earth Day! I left a little award for you on my blog today! xo

BAH said...

What a great post! And I think that J. Crew bag would be PERFECT for library books, too!

caknitter said...

The tips are great. Thanks for sharing, especially the reusable bags, so cute.

Trish said...

Great tips sweetie, what a wonderful post! I adore my Lilly totes and they motivate me to keep them in the car so I can use them more frequently! I can't wait for our farmers markets to be in full swing this summer! :)

I loved all your dress/accessory picks for your upcoming bridal activities, can't wait to hear what you end up selecting!

Also, will you please play along in Pink & Green Thursday next week? I bet you could do an amazing post! I'll have a linky set up so we can send people over to see it. Think about it, will ya? :)

Have a great weekend sweetie, do something fun!! XOXO

Trish said...

Great tips sweetie, what a wonderful post! I adore my Lilly totes and they motivate me to keep them in the car so I can use them more frequently! I can't wait for our farmers markets to be in full swing this summer! :)

I loved all your dress/accessory picks for your upcoming bridal activities, can't wait to hear what you end up selecting!

Also, will you please play along in Pink & Green Thursday next week? I bet you could do an amazing post! I'll have a linky set up so we can send people over to see it. Think about it, will ya? :)

Have a great weekend sweetie, do something fun!! XOXO

Princess Freckles said...

Great list! You know I have a library card! :) I wish more people would start using the library, not only are you helping the planet, you save $$! :)

Have a great weekend!

 
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