Eight Little Lifestyle Changes To Help Restore The Planet For Earth Day & Every Day

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Wellness visionary & inspirational speaker, author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, & Founder of The Get Loved Up Community. My core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness & eco-friendly living.

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April 22nd is Earth Day. 

How will you be celebrating Mother Earth?

Billions of people in 195 countries of all faiths, nationalities, and socioeconomic statuses come together with the belief that this planet is our only home.

We cannot continue to sustain life with the way we have been doing things. In one way or another, we are being called to be more mindful of how we speak, how we act and interact, what we choose, and how we care for ourselves, each other, and our planet.

As we acknowledge Earth Day, we need to consider climate change and other environmental degradations that have broken our natural systems. We remember that we must restore our earth not just because we care about the natural world but also because we need it to live and thrive.

Help Restore The Earth With These Eight Small, But Significant Lifestyle Changes

1. Shop Eco-Friendly Household Products
Instead of single-use, disposable items, opt for “green” products that are reusable, sustainably sourced, or made of recycled materials.

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2. Drink Less from Plastic Water Bottles
Use less plastic bottles and use recycled, reusable plastic, glass, and stainless-steel water bottles instead.

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3. Leave The Car At Home

Carpool, use a rideshare app, take public transit, or ride a bike. Less cars on the road mean less air pollution, less traffic, and less money spent on gas.

4. Go Meatless

Giving up meat for a meal is better for the planet. The U.N. reports that the meat industry contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

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5. Switch to Reusable Bags

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) to every shopping trip and reduce the need for plastic bags. You may be able to even purchase one from your favorite store.

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6. Add Plants to Your Home

Bringing a little greenery into your home can help regulate the temperature through the moisture they release into the air. This also helps reduce the energy required to heat and cool your home.

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7. Use a Cloth Towel Instead of a Paper Towel

Save money and waste by using a cloth towel instead of buying new rolls of paper towels on a weekly basis.

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8. Shop At a Farmer’s Market

Buying produce farmed locally usually gives you access to better quality food than at a grocery store. You’ll be supporting a small business too!

“We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health, survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.⁣” ~Koya Webb

Earth Day is a day when we honor the beauty of our planet and make commitments to conserve it. Small, intentional steps make huge differences that have a lasting impact in ways that may not seem like much at the moment but make a massive impact in the long run. Let’s commit to taking better care of our planet. We are the change we’ve been waiting for.

Which of these eight small but significant lifestyle changes will you make or are you making to contribute to restoring the planet?

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