Earth Day and EVERYDAY Swaps!
A lot of people don’t go out of their way to be green because they think that the changes are expensive and require specialty products. The truth is there are easy and affordable swaps you can make. It is NOT difficult or expensive to be eco friendly. It just takes a lifestyle change, breaking old habits and practice.
What we throw out goes back into our food supply. Everything runs in a cycle and mindless consumption is corrupting that cycle. This is not just an environmental issue, it’s a YOU issue. The average American is expected to throw away 90,000 tons of trash in their lifetime. This is an alarming amount of garbage, and multiply that by the entire American population, yet alone the rest of the World, and we’ve got a recipe for catastrophic environmental disaster. The damage being done is already heart wrenching.
Cutting down on plastic is imperative to insuring our wildlife and food supply does not become completely wiped out for future generations. The ocean is a big concern for me with our coral dying all over the planet as plastic whirlpools the size of continents are forming, extinguishing entire species and killing countless marine wildlife. If a washed up whale stomaching 64 pounds of plastic they had digested doesn’t make you sick, I really don’t know what else to say. Hopefully those are enough reasons for you to care, now let’s get into the swaps.
These 7 sustainable swaps are cheap and easy to implement. Beyond reusable grocery bags, stainless steel water bottles, and commuting to work, there are a number easy, cheap and often free ideas to get your lifestyle on the green and conscious track. All you need to do is commit, and set yourself up for success. Making eco-friendly habits does not happen over-night. Trust me. But just like everything else, practice makes perfect.