Today is Earth Day and I would like to take some time to challenge my readers to make changes to help save our planet. We are at a critical point in time for our Planet. Our oceans are severely polluted with human waste. Recently I read an article about a whale who had over 30 pounds of human trash in its stomach at the time of autopsy. I can remember being in elementary and middle school and being shown the wonders of the diversity of rain forests, and now I never see anything about them. Each day, species are dying out. I have to wonder whether my son will ever get to see something as magical as a rain forest. So today, at this important point in our history, I’d like to share some options with you to make lifestyle changes that will benefit our planet. The products below are every day changes that can make significant changes if adopted on a widespread scale. I hope you’ll join me in making changes to save our planet.Langsprit Premium Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags- Eco Friendly Dishwasher Safe Lunch Bags – Set of 3 – (Cactus)
These cute cactus print sandwich bags have a zipper seal. There are actually several other prints available including cats, fish and outer space. They are dishwasher safe. I didn’t even know whether these existed until I looked them up. Think of the overall savings as well, vs. buying boxes upon boxes of Ziploc bags.Juvale 3-Pack Reusable Cotton Grocery Shopping Tote Bags, 3 Designs, 15 x 16.5 x 3.5 Inches
This three pack of cotton grocery totes is perfect for replacing paper and plastic bags at the grocery store. I like the durability mixed with affordability with these bags and the prints are elegant. Replacing plastic grocery bags is a giant step to reducing our garbage footprint.Glass Storage Containers with Lids, 18 Pieces Glass Meal Prep Containers Airtight, Glass Food Storage Containers, Glass Containers for Food Storage with Lids – BPA-Free & FDA Approved & Leak Proof
This set of glass food storage containers is comparable in price to plastic sets, and will last much longer than it’s plastic opponents. I have found the glass containers to be easy to wash and they stain less too. Plus you don’t wind up with warping.Simple Modern 24oz Ascent Water Bottle – Hydro Vacuum Insulated Flask w/Handle Lid – Double Wall Stainless Steel Reusable – Leakproof Ombre: Moonlight
I am in love with these beautiful stainless steel water bottles. The blues remind me of the ocean and I love the wood grain and marble options as well. Switching to reusable water bottles is crucial to reducing our use of plastic in bottled water. Small filters can be purchased for your kitchen sink or refrigerator and water bottles can be refilled throughout the day. I invest in multiples, that way if I have a busy day on the go, I have a few in the car with me filled up.Hanging Herb Garden Clay Planter Kit Includes Soil and 5 Popular Herbs
Planting plants is another easy way to help our planet. Indoor plants can improve your air quality. I love this little hanging planter for herbs in the kitchen, or you could plant trailing creepers!15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Variety Pack by Open Seed Vault
This Survival Garden seed pack includes 15,000 seeds. Growing our own foods reduces waste, reduces carbon footprints, reduces plastic used to wrap and store foods, and reduces the amount of processed food in our systems. It also increases pollinator populations as well as providing fresh clean air and food sources for bugs which means food for birds, which means food for other species as well.
I hope that you’ll consider adopting at least one of these items into your daily life. It would be amazing if you did all of them! If you have any sustainable living options that you already use or know about, please share them below!