It’s April 21st. I don’t always keep up with all the “days” of the year where there’s something to celebrate. Earth Day seems like an important one to highlight this year.
Am I a big tree huger? Do I love the earth that we live on and thinks it’s important to take care of it, YES.
I’ve been a bit weighed down for a while about our earth and the major changes that are taking place. Truth is, I see technology pushing natures boundaries in the coming years worse then ever for our convenience. Doesn’t take long to do some research and get annoyed at what’s coming in the next few years and even now.
Take care of our Earth
I’ve been on a more ‘Eco’ friendly lifestyle for a while. I’m not fully a granola crunchy person as people like to tease, but I’m close. My husband did a night over camping trip at a local lake in the mountains a few years ago and shared with me when he got back there were some women there that if ‘Carrie let herself go…I would look like that’.
Every small step makes a difference:
For money savings sake a long time ago I started hanging my laundry to dry. In turn I wasn’t running my energy draining dryer.
Another way is hand washing dishes. I’m learning lots of minimalists who don’t have a dishwasher and only just enough plates and such for their families. That would sure make washing dishes a lot faster if there was less.
That’s just an example of 2 small steps. There’s so much more Eco living tips that I haven’t even attempted to try yet. If you look at my living on one income post you can see much more how we save.
I honestly see it as more going back to the old ways and less leaning on the conveniences of our modern ways of life.
“Electronics are expensive and convenience is costly”
Any way you can change the way you look at your everyday living and think more of an earthly mindset you can make a big difference.
How do we take care of our earth?
Making small steps in your home and lifestyle for one. Also, when shopping looking for products that either use environmental practices in their products or fund an organisation that helps the environment.
Most of my clothes is second hand or I bought on clearance. Here’s a shirt I’ve had my eye on for a long time. It’s made by a local clothing company, literally 15 min from where I live. Knowing that the fabric is made in North America and not from a sweat shop makes a difference.
Taking care of our earth is buying local, sourcing out products that have the environment in mind. One of my planters I recently bought is made from recycled plastics collected from my local area.
How are YOU celebrating Earth Day?
This Earth Day we can’t go to any parades or host big celebrations. The kids and I painted a big earth on our window and talked about ways we can help save the earth.
Oh – They requested cupcakes too.