How to make every day Earth Day


If there is one common theme you will notice on my Instagram it is my love for flowers. Perhaps it’s because I am a Taurus but when it comes to comfort, I find it in nature. As such, that is why you will often see flowers or floral prints in my styles. That is why I wanted to share with you some ways we can make a lasting impact on our world. We are not perfect but we are all capable of taking actions towards the greater good of our plant. Today, I am sharing simple steps as to how to make every day Earth Day. Here are some simple steps you can take to leave a small carbon footprint on the Earth:

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Use reusable bags

The benefits of using reusable bags vs plastic bags are limitless. If you are like me and forget to bring them with you sometimes, leave your reusable bags in your car. I also carry a small reusable bag that I got from the Disney store in my purse when I go shopping as well.

Let’s say you have plastic bags that you want to recycle. There are many retailers including Target, JCPENNY and Whole Foods that have recycling boxes for you to leave your unwanted plastic bags. In New Jersey, here are some of the places that have recycling boxes at their stores:

  • A&P Food Stores
  • ACME
  • Emerson Cleaners
  • Foodtown
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenny
  • Lowe’s
  • McCaffrey’s
  • Pathmark
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shop Rite
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans Food Market Inc
  • Weis Market
  • Whole Foods
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Replace plastic bottles with glass bottles or stainless steel tumbler

Making Earth Day every day is easier than you might think. Using glass bottles is a great way to reduce the use of plastic in your home. I got a glass bottle from BKR in my FabFitFun box last year and it has been a lifesaver. The silicon cover prevents it from cracking. Consider tumblrs like this one by Yeti that will keep your drink warm or cool like this one.

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Purchase glass containers instead of plastic containers

Speaking of glass, consider replacing your plastic containers with glass ones. I find that they keep your food fresh for a longer period of time. In fact, Target has some great ones in stock like cute green ones here.

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Consider ethical fashion

I love that H&M has a conscious line. This line is created from recycled materials. In fact, H&M has a bin where you can drop off articles of clothing you do not need. Your old pieces are recycled and they give you 15% to enjoy on your next shopping trip. Talk about a win-win!

In short, there are many ways that each of us can make a difference in making our world cleaner. What are some ways you help make less of a carbon footprint on our world? Feel free to share them with me in the comments below!

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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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