Earth Day 2018 is on April 22 is this year. To gear up for it, I’m sharing five healthy spring choices you can make to have a positive impact on the environment. From the cleaners we use, to the coral safe sunscreen we wear, to the food we eat, to the clothes we wear (organic cotton t shirts anyone?!), small choices can really add up. What can you do to make a difference this year?
*This post on healthy spring choices for Earth Day 2018 is sponsored by prAna. All opinions are mine. #GoOrganic #prAnaSpring18*
5 Easy Healthy Spring Choices for Earth Day 2018
If you’re wondering what to do in honor of Earth Day 2018, here are five healthy choices you can easily make this spring!
1. Ditch the plastic shopping bags, once and for all!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve said over and over that you will ditch the plastic shopping bags and use reusable bags instead. But then reality hits and you’re at the store with NO bags. This has been my life for too many years. But not any more. Now, I just keep reusable bags everywhere. They’re in my car. In my purse. In my locker next to my coat. AND, it helps that I prefer to shop at stores that don’t provide bags too, like ALDI and Costco.
2. Switch to a Coral Safe Sunscreen
Coral reefs are disappearing twice as fast as rain forests. Did you know that? A big reason for the kill-off is chemicals in sunscreen. It’s easy to switch to a coral safe sunscreen even if you aren’t going anywhere near a coral reef. You still want a sunscreen without oxybenzone like this Stream 2 Sea or this Alba Spray for Kids. Eco-friendly mineral sunscreens are also better for you as well, so find a coral safe sunscreen this year and say no to the harmful chemicals.
3. Switch out one Chemical Cleaner for Something Homemade
Household cleaners contain all kinds of unsafe ingredients that leach into the ground and our ground water. It’s really easy to make your won cleaners with only a few ingredients like vinegar and baking soda. Think of the impact we could have if every person made even JUST ONE homemade cleaner in 2018. Here are recipes for five safe and effective cleaners to make quickly at home!
4. Grow even just ONE tomato plant in a container!
It’s really easy to grow your own food, and you don’t even need a huge garden to do it! This spring, make a commitment to grow something you can eat! Maybe you like fresh herbs, or lettuce. Or maybe a patio tomato container might be for you. Whatever you decide, grow a vegetable that you like this year and then eat it. 🙂
5. Buy Even ONE Organic Article of Clothing – soft organic cotton t shirts!
By choosing even one organic clothing article (even Organic Cotton t shirts!!) over a non organic counterpart, you can help prevent soil acidification and regenerate life and biodiversity in the soil; help protect farmers and their families from chemical exposure; and save hundreds of gallons of water. Learn more about the impact of organic cotton here – BUT all it takes to have a meaningful impact is to switch out ONE conventional cotton t-shirt for an organic cotton t-shirt.
I’m wearing a couple new prAna clothing articles in this post. I share about prAna from time to time because it’s s company I admire and I really love their clothes. From work out gear to casual to dressier items, I love everything I get from prAna. Check out my super cute hat here – it’s the Cybil Knit Fedora in Coal, made from hemp and organic cotton. And don’t you love this little black dress? It’s the Cantine Dress in Black, made from recycled polyester and spandex. I’m excited for warmer weather because this dress is really cute!
I hope these five easy actions get your head spinning for changes you can implement this Earth Day! Really, it’s not hard to make a positive impact on the earth!
What healthy choice are you going to make this year for Earth Day 2018? Let me know if the comments! And don’t forget to use code GGMM18 for 15% off your organic cotton dress order at prAna!