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Earth Day for the Lazy

We all want to say we care about the planet and want to do our part to save it. But, then, things come up and saving a planet just doesn’t fit in our schedules: too busy to plant a whole tree, don’t want to get dirt on our cute dresses, etc.

Now for those, who don’t believe anything is happening to our plant – please, see my other articles, and also, you stink.

Anyway! There are PLENTY of things us lazy, non-outdoor folk can do to honor Earth Day!

 

  1. Go buy a reusable water bottle! Yay, shopping time. Here I come, Amazon. Stop using plastic water bottles and tossing them. Last year, we threw out over 70% of our water bottles instead of recycling, so since it seems super difficult for us to recycle, let’s just have reusable bottles, ‘kay?

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  1. Plant a tree… from your laptop. Donate easily to plant a tree here and be one in a billion! Donate as little as $1 to The Nature Conservancy and select what region of the world you want your tree planted. SO EASY AND LAZY.

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  1. Start a garden! Put hose DIY skills to the test and make a itsy bitsy gardne on your balcony or patio or window ledge. Grow some tomatoes, herbs, whatevs. This way you can show off your mad green-thumb skills with a super cool Insta post.

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  1. Spring Cleaning and Replacement! It’s time to throw out the old beauty products, and buy some new eco-friendly ones. Try Tarte Lip Crayons, Alba Botanica products, Burt’s Bees stuff, and more. This is a selfishly fun way to save the planet; plus, who doesn’t love to buy new make-up?

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  1. Save the oceans, animals, and forests while you watch Netflix and stuff your face with ice cream. Here are a bunch of great organizations you can donate $1 or more. Celebrate Earth Day by donating your Starbucks’ drink for the day (money-wise, don’t ship your drink to one of these poor organizations).

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  1. Clean up your mailbox. That’s right, time to delete and stop that junk mail! Check this site to see how you can stop those credit card scams and catalog junk mail to help save thousands of paper and trees. By filling these forms out online, you can sit on your butt and save trees. Go you!

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  1. Re-evaluate your cooking style! Reducing red meat consumption can dramatically save hundreds of gallons of water PER serving. Or choose pasture-fed beef if you can. I promise turkey burgers are as delicious as hamburgers if you cook ’em right. You do have to go to the store to do this one, but you need food, right?

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These Facts Will Make You Turn Green

Earth Day is this month, and that means we have 30 out of 356 days to thank our lovely planet for life, and only 1 single day that we actually think about it (#EarthDay). And then it is on to forgetting once again.So, may I present to you, facts about our not-so-green-living-lives that will make you turn sickly green.

[Also, make sure to check out the last fact for some INSANE information…mind-blowingly unfortunate.]

  1. Each of us creates 4.7lbs of trash A DAY.
    We are rubbish.
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  2. 54% of our trash ends up in landfills.
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  3. 75% of our waste products are recyclable but we only recycle 30% of it.blog7
  4. If we composted the 21.5 million tons of food waste, then it would be equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road.
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  5. We throw away 28 million bottles and jar every year.
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  6. We’re doing better on recycling paper! Recycling has increased over 90% since 1990.
    High-fiving a million angels right now.
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  7. In 2011, less than 10% of businesses recycled…. great.
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  8. ┬áThe Great Pacific Garbage Patch – how disgusting are we?
  • Located 1,000 miles west of San Fransisco in the Pacific Ocean….literally a garbage dump in the ocean
  • 3 MILLION TONS of garbage
  • TWICE the size of Texas
  • Clockwise trade wins along Pacific Rim pushes garbage from ships, beaches, etc. to this central area
  • It’s 80% plastic

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You’re welcome. I hope you remember at least one of these facts. If not, well you stink. But that’s for another day! Happy #EarthMonth everyone!

 

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