Monday, April 22nd, 2019

SUSTAINABLE IDEAS IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

Happy Earth Day!

I thought I would share some of my favorite products in honor of Earth Day and a commitment to live more consciously for the good of the environment. Let’s start with the basics real quick.  What exactly is sustainability?  In short, sustainability means not harming the environment or depleting natural resources and thereby supporting long term ecological balance. Switching over to more sustainable practices can be difficult in the beginning but it just makes sense.  It can improve health and save money, who doesn’t want that?!  I am by no means an expert on this topic and I’m certainly not here to preach as I still have a lot to learn and change.  After thinking about the waste we create and seeing the incredible way of life in Denmark, it really got us thinking about making some changes this year.  Can you imagine if we all just made tiny changes, it would make a huge impact. Some of the easiest things for me have been reducing plastic… bringing my bags to the store, I bought a few from Baggu, they have the cutest prints and fold up so compactly. I always keep one in my purse and one in my car. The patterns are so bright and fun that I never mind using them.  Also, silicone baggies and straws reduces so much waste and saves a lot of money overtime. I made a round up of some of my favorite products and a few suggestions we’ve been doing at home…

Baggu – cutest reusable bags ever 

Stashers – High quality (& cute!) silicone reusable baggies, they come in a number of sizes (bringing them to the grocery store to fill with bulk food)

Water Bottle – Bringing your own water bottle with you everyone is one of the easiest ways to cut down on waste, Yeti ramblers are the absolute best and keep your drink cold all da, I swear this is one of my best purchases to date!

To go Coffee Cups – I love these collapsable mugs. Bringing your own cup to your local coffee joint is another easy way, even Starbucks has reusable cups! 

Straws – Depending on your preference, silicone or metal

Microfiber Cloths – to cut down on paper towel usage 

Reusable Travel Flatware

Food Storage Jars – for buying in bulk 

Reef Safe Sunscreen 

“Keep it kind, keep it clean, keep it wild, keep it green”

XO

 

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