Earth Day

HAPPY BELATED EARTH DAY!

Today’s post is going to be short & sweet. As you might be able to tell from my former posts I am trying my hardest to be as Eco-conscience as possible and do right by Mother Earth (i.e. food choices, Diva Cup, reusable produce bags, etc.). Yesterday I was brainstorming additional ways to reduce my carbon footprint and I came up with three things I can do.

Compost

Since we eat a heavily plant-based diet and cook a few times a week we always have a ton of food scraps. I usually toss them in the bin, but I would like to make more of an effort to discard them via composting. We don’t have our own yard so that creates a bit of an obstacle. I recently discovered a community garden in our neighborhood has a compost bin. My plan is to collect  food waste for a few days and bring it over to the community garden.

Dryer balls

Over the past couple of months I’ve noticed how wasteful dryer sheets are and researched alternatives. I found a few blogs that recommended reusable wool dryer balls. I went on Amazon and they have plenty of options. We still have about half a box of dryer sheets left so I will use them up before purchasing any balls. I also read that you can get essential oils to put on the balls to make your clothes smell nice. Who says going green isn’t fun?!

Bottled water

Though I ALWAYS recycle water bottles I have noticed I drink A LOT of water from bottles at work. I have a nice collection of reusable water bottles at home so there is no excuse for me to drink water from a single use bottle. Generally speaking, tap water is perfectly healthy for human consumption – I am not aware of any health benefits to drinking bottled water. The exception, of course, is if you live in a town with a contaminated water supply. Fortunately, New Haven is not one of those towns. So, I have no excuse. I solemnly swear that I will stop drinking store bought water.

What else should I be doing to be more eco-friendly?? What do you do that helps the environment?

 

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