My Threads: Top: Abercrombie & Fitch, Pants, Belt & Shoes: Target, Jewelry: Forever 21, Fossil, street market in Florence, Italy, some store in Cabo, Mexico
Earth Day was last week and I wore this to an Earth Day Fair last weekend. It isn't the most exciting outfit in the world, but it does look like the world...you know cuz it's blue, and oceans are blue or something.
I also forgot to put sunscreen on my chest (tisk tisk) and got sunburned. I have a matching burn on my head. So very unpleasant when I have to brush my hair.
I had every intention of doing a 'green' post on Earth Day, but then life happened. Or I forgot. I can't remember.
So I'm doing one now. Every day should be Earth Day anyway, right?
I like to try and do my part for the environment, but I know it isn't always easy or cheap to be 'green'. So here is a list of 10 (easy) things you can do to help save the planet!
- Bring your own (cloth) bags to the grocery store. If you have a hard time remembering to grab them, just keep some in your car!
- Buy a reusable water bottle. If you're worried about not having a fountain to fill up in, get one with a built in filter. They are super awesome. This also saves you lots of money!
- Bring a tumbler with you to your favorite coffee shop - you'll save paper and plastic and get a discount!
- Replace light bulbs that burn out with CFL bulbs - they last a lot longer and use less energy.
- Unplug appliances you aren't using.
- If you take your lunch to work or school, pack it in reusable Tupperware and/or an insulated bag. Saves paper and plastic baggies!
- Try shopping at a thrift store. If that doesn't appeal to you (it can be frustrating sometimes), at least donate old clothes instead of just throwing them out.
- Buy organic and/or local food when you can.
- Use eco-friendly cleaners (you can make your own with vinegar and baking soda) and buy paper towels/toilet paper made from recycled paper.
- Conserve more water. You can do this by taking shorter showers, always making sure your dishwasher and washer are full before you run them, only using sprinklers when needed (or planting drought tolerant flowers!), and only running the sink when needed.
There are tons of other things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Some require more money (like driving a hybrid or installing solar panels), but most are just small things that add up.
What do you do to be me environmentally conscious? I would love to hear!
Linking up to WIWW and Rolled Up Pretty.