Happy Earth Day. Now Do Something Green.


As a blogger who focuses largely on sustainability over at Green Your Decor and weaves it into this blog as often as possible, I talk and think about sustainability often. As a result, I tend to neglect Earth Day, because I try to be mindful of the Earth every day. (Except when I’m shopping for clothes for me. Then, all bets are off. Just being real.)

Seriously though, in the future, I’m going to do better about making a big deal of Earth Day, because it’s nice to have the whole world paying attention to this issue that is so near and dear to me.

Today, make ONE change in your life. Just one. Read the ingredients on the personal care products you buy, and opt only for ones with ingredients you can pronounce. Call your trash collector and find out if you can recycle through them. Cut out paper towels and use regular towels and dishcloths instead. When there’s lovely spring weather, turn off the air conditioning and open the windows and doors. Sign up for a Recyclebank account and start earning points for learning about green issues and, possibly, for recycling in your area. And now, you can even use your points to shop for green products.

It’s not hard to find small ways to make a difference. And once you begin to make that mental shift, it only gets easier.

And enter my $25 gift certificate giveaway from Soft clothing so you can get some organic clothes for your kids!

Feel free to leave more tips for making green changes in the comments and share what you’re doing already.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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