GRIST Screw Earth Day

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GRIST Screw Earth Day

Hold on… dont start thinking I’ve become an earth hatter! FAR FROM IT! I ran into Grist the other day and thought their site was hella cool, I had to share their views on making every day an earth day and not having it just once a year!

8 tips on how to make every day Earth Day

Tip #1: Make every day Earth Day by killing the vampires. read more

Couldnt get Tip #2 to load 🙁

Tip #3: Bag the “paper or plastic” debate at the checkout line by toting a reusable bag (or seven) of your own. read more

Tip #4: Simplify your cleaning routine by tossing out toxic stuff and sticking to the (very cheap) basics. read more

I like buying only eco friendly cleaning supplies & making my own

Couldn’t get tip #5 to load either but I like the other tips so I’m going to keep posting

Tip # 6: If you find yourself holding a plastic water bottle, recycle it. Lots of plastic — bottle-form or not — is recyclable these days. read more

stay away from this plastic:

Tip #7: Be a picky eater. Pare down the pesticides in your diet (without cutting too far into your food budget) by focusing your organic purchases on the “dirty dozen” fruits and veggies that tend to be chem-laden to the core. read more

1. peach
2. apple
3. sweet bell pepper
4. celery
5. nectarine
6. strawberries
7. cherries
8. kale
9. lettuce
10. grapes (imported)
11. carrot
12. pear

Tip #8: Pimp yourself out for the planet. Take time out to volunteer with an environmental organization, and give the greatest gift of all: your fine self. read more

Grist listed some great resources to help pimp yourself out lol:

*Earth Day.gov
*USAservice.gov
*Earth Day Network
*Student Conservation Association
*Sierra Club
*National Park Service
*World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

7 easy ways to cut your energy use, one day at a time read more

Day 1: Turn Down the Heat

Day 2: Unplug Gadgets

Day 3: Wash Clothes Efficiently

Day 4: Eat Less Meat

Day 5: Get Out of the Car

Day 6: Green Your Home

Day 7: Write a Letter

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They also have a book out called Wake Up and Smell The Planet The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day, which can be found on Amazon HERE for only $11.21 right now! Its on my wish list 😀


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