It’s Earth Day. Earth Day isn’t just one day of the year, but like many other holidays, it reminds us to check in with ourselves and hold yourself accountable to the things we need to do to help the Earth and our families. Earlier this year, I made a few crunchy resolutions, and I’m checking in. I’m not holding so strong on the family cloth front because I fail at the laundry, but I’m walking places more because I scooped up a double stroller second hand. Little things add up, and I keep at it every day because we need to cherish what we have if we want our children to know the beauty of this landscape.
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Here are 22 things we can do for the Earth today. We can do them one at a time, or slowly. My biggest focus this year is to break up with Amazon and stop buying cheap shit. I’m going to spend more, but I’m going to buy less. Quality over quantity, and ethically sourced over price. It means a little more budgeting and a lot more second-hand shopping.
22 Things for the Earth
- Swap in a Bamboo Toothbrush.
- Hold the straw, or Swap it Out for a reusable.
- Hang your clothes and skip the dryer.
- Useless sunscreen with Canadian made Rash Guards.
- Buy responsibly and consider ethically manufactured and sourced clothing for mamas and kids.
- Commit to a reusable swim diaper.
- Consider cloth options for bedwetting big kids instead of pull-ups.
- Try a mesh reusable produce bag for produce!
- Buy in bulk, and re-evaluate the amount of packaging your food has.
- This is why I bought the Costco size bag of m&m’s this week, btw.
- Try to make it yourself from muffins to cookies, even fancy salads.
- Check out cloth bulk bags for loading up on the candy/nuts in the bulk section.
- Reclaim lids instead of plastic wrap, or try an alternative like Abeego.
- Find a travel cup you love to replace the takeaways.
- Fill your own Food Pouches!
- Bring your own takeaway containers when eating out.
- Ditch the Disposables monthly, for mama-friendly feminine hygiene.
- Save your cash for and make the switch to family cloth in the bathroom.
- Fix leaky boobs with cloth breastfeeding pads.
- Talk a walk instead of a drive.
- Turn off your car, and stop idling.
- Stop shopping at Amazon, and support a small local shop.
- Just buy less.
Buying less is one of the most important things we can do, and it’s been one of the biggest changes I’ve made to my lifestyle as I begin to question my need for more, or may need to collect, I take a moment and re-evaluate.
I’m not perfect, but I hope you find some inspiration from my list today. I know I need to find a travel cup I love and stop using the straws. This summer, I can’t wait to shop with my Omaiki line up of reusable bags for the grocery store and walk to all the places.
Let me know what changes you’re making in your home and how it works for you.