Happy Earth Day!!!!
1. Recycle. Recycle paper, plastic and metal. This will help us accumulate less waste which is better for the Earth.
2. Use energy efficient light bulbs. Not only will this help you save on your electric bill but you will also help save the Earth by saving energy. HOWEVER, you MUST recycle these light bulbs once they stop working because they contain mercury which is very harmful for the environment.
3. Use reusable shopping bags. Did you know that the U.S. alone goes through 4 BILLION shopping bags annually? That is a lot of plastic! Sadly, only about 1-3% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide. So when you go shopping take your own reusable bags. They are super sturdy and come in all sorts shapes, sizes and designs you're most likely to find one that suits your needs and wants.
4. Buy organic. Yes, I know these products are more expensive and may not fit into everyone's budget but if you can, buy organic because they don't contain synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and/or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These are not only bad for humans but also for the soil, water, plants and animals.
Freebies for Earth Day: (Note- These are not sponsored, I'm just sharing the love with you guys!)
Disney Store- Bring 5 plastic bags and get a free reusable bag. I think you can choose between a Brave or Cars bag.
HEB- (For fellow Texans) Bring 5 plastic bags and get a free reusable bag.
Caribou Coffee- Bring in your mug for some free coffee.
Pottery Barn Kids- Get a free seed packet.
National Parks- Free admission to all national parks all week.
Please Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and Happy Earth Day! :)