Okay, so I don’t have time to dive deep into the problems our earth is currently facing, but I do have some time to remind you all that there is something that could be done about it. Despite what you believe, I think it’s still important to try to live well and in such a way that you can say that you were good to you ecosystem as well as the one in which you live.
I have been working to find the most sustainable products that I can use in place of plastics for things such as produce, containers, food products etc. and what I’ve learned is that it’s hard. If you’re not rich, it can be pricey, and if you don’t live within a certain mile radius of stores that support that ideology, you’re still using a ton of gas to get to that place-which in my mind isn’t actually effective.
However, there are a few things you can do to help decrease the amount of waste you produce. After doing a little shopping around, I found some helpful products that I will share with you below. You can easily find things on Amazon, Groupon, or even at your local grocery stores, because really, there’s a footprint attached to everything, whether it’s how you ordered it, or how you drove to go get it.
Here are some of the products I found (and happily purchased) on Amazon, my grocery store, or elsewhere:
- Reusable Mesh Produce bags-tare weight provided on the side
- Bamboo Toothbrushes (biodegradable handle, not the bamboo pandas eat (: *bristles not biodegradable ): single pack lasts me a whole year)
- Reusable grocery bags (from my local HyVee)
- Glass food containers (received as a gift)
- Shampoo and conditioner bars from Lush Cosmetics (there are other less expensive options, but those require online purchasing, and since I’m a first-time bar user, I thought seeing it up close would work)
- Body wash bars from Campbell’s organic store
If those items aren’t your speed, there are a ton of options out there if you look hard enough. Groupon will often offer many deals that can benefit both you and the planet 🙂 Your kids’ kids will thank you.
But wait! THERE’S MORE
Okay, sort of, but not really. I saw an instagram ad for conservation and thought why not become an ambassador and give me a chance to give to scientists who can make a bigger, more monumental, and maybe even political difference
Happy Earth Apparel is a group of scientists committed to earth conservation, and to top it all off, they have amazingly awesome products. I just ordered the Twilight Yowie Conscious Cotton LS T, and I can’t wait to get it, especially since 50% of their net profits are donated to earth conservation groups, their packaging is recycled and sustainable, and they have a great cause!
For more information on their mission, or just to shop around, visit https://www.happyearthapparel.com/
Use my code: BeBetter for 15% off your total purchase.
I’m not getting paid for this-really, but I do get points that will allow me to get more apparel from them. However, I think with that in the picture, it will give me a chance to donate my “earned” shirts to those less fortunate. With that being said, for every shirt earned through points will be a shirt donated to the charitable groups in my hometown.