Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide. Various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Are we celebrating the Earth day in the right way? The average temperature is rising, ice caps are melting, species are going extinct and plastic is clogging our systems. Basically, our home planet is in distress. Making a definite change isn't only reserved for major corporations. In fact each and every one of us can implement to start a wave of transformation that in turn, can save our Mother Earth. Start with these lifestyle tips to make your lifestyle cleaner and greener.
1. Skip The Straw
Stop accepting plastic straws with your iced tea. Either drink from the rim of the glass, ask for a paper straw or carry your straw when dining out. You can also use stainless steel straws which are reusable.
2. Put An End To Plastic
Plastic is polluting our land and water, which is being ingested by wild life and causing them great harm. When shopping, refuse plastic bags and carry your own reusable tote.
3. Use Biodegradable waste bags
As plastic is often used to dispose garbage in one's household too, use a biodegradable option that won't exist on earth for thousands of years to come.
4. Drink Well
Every time you need to hydrate, stop purchasing endless plastic bottles which only end up in the garbage. Instead carry your own supply in a reusable bottle.
5. Think Long Term and plan your period
Did you know that even your menstrual cycle can be made eco-friendlier? Regular sanitary pads can cause plastic build-up but a menstrual cup can stop that. When used hygienically, menstrual cups can be reused for years to come. You can choose reusable sanitary cloth pads that can be washed and worn multiple times, rather than being disposed after one use.
6. Carry Your Cutlery
Say no to plastic forks and spoons with your takeaway dinner as they'll be chucked in the trash after your meal. Carry your own set of cutlery which can be recycled and used more than once at least.
7. Use Less Paper
Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate. Conserve the trees by conserving paper. Send an e-mail instead of a letter, type directions into your cell phone instead of writing them down.
8. Donate Used Clothing
There are so many places and ways you can donate your used clothing. Some organizations even offer pick up services, Donate them to a homeless shelter, or an organization that sells them to raise funds.
9. Plant an Herb, Vegetable, or Flower Garden
The plants produce environmentally beneficial oxygen, you reap the meditative rewards of gardening, and you can savor the fruits of your labor—or gift them to friends and family.
When it comes to recycling, everyone has a part to play. Working together, we can make sure recyclable materials don’t end up in our lakes and landfills. Know what to throw
The little effort of everyone may change into big one; save earth.
TOGETHER LETS MAKE EARTH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE !!
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