This years Earth Month theme is “Our Planet In Peril”. There are so many important issues plaguing our global environment, including climate change and air pollution. It’s time to step it up and for each of us to make conscious changes that will ultimately have a big impact on our planet.
Let’s focus on the earth every day together. Here are a few ideas to help you get started during Earth Month.
Remember Those Reusable Bags
I’m still working on this one, but I’ve come a long way. I try to keep several reusable bags on the passenger side of the car so I have easy access. I also keep smaller bags with me for trips to the pharmacy, bookstore or any other store.
Take a Waste-Free Lunch to School
Children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to a crazy 18,760 pounds of trash annually from an average sized elementary school. That’s a lot of waste. Making a lunch box zero-waste through the use of reusable products will minimize the amount of garbage kids create through their school lunch. Check out some of my favorite waste-free lunch gear HERE.
Recycle Your Waste
It’s easy! Tom’s of Maine has partnered with TerraCycle®to provide a second life for empty and used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, soap packaging, and antiperspirant and deodorant containers. They can be any brand. For information on how to join this free program click HERE. In 2014, volunteers kept 11,000 pounds of personal care packaging out of landfills. Big kudos to Tom’s of Maine, who gives 10% of their profits back to helping people and the planet.
Walk, Bike or Skateboard to School Instead of Driving
Now that the weather has finally warmed up we’re going to try to take advantage of the nice days by cycling to school as much as we can. This is a tough one for us since much of the path to school doesn’t have a sidewalk, but we’re giving it a try! It’s a great way to get some exercise before having to sit in a classroom all day. It’s also a great way to help improve air quality – less cars on the road emitting toxic chemicals into the environment.
Make Every Day Earth Day
How are your joining in the Earth Month fun this April…..and every day?
Disclaimer: I work in partnership with Tom’s of Maine as a Goodness Circle Blogger and I am compensated for my work and receive products to test . The opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like.