The Shy Activist- Assignment: Earth

Happy Earth Day!

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Every year this day serves as a reminder of our responsibility as stewards of the planet. 

Why should we care about the state of the environment? Because it is important for our own personal well being and our great great grandchildren’s well being. Earth is our home and we should treat is as we would our own four walls. 

I’ve compiled tips that can be used in everyday life from the moment you read this post. 

Start your New Earth Year resolutions now!

Buy locally-grown produce to reduce your carbon footprint. Find your local farmers market or farm and support their sustainable business. You’ll be giving your money to a good business and be part of a bigger change.

Walk to work- Walking to work isn’t only good for the environment. It’s good for mental health as well as physical well being. We generally spend too much time away from natural light and those at desk jobs spend too much time sitting down! I find that walking to and from work is an easy way to add some exercise to your lifestyle. 

And ask Elle Woods explains:

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Stop using disposable plastic

Bottled water- Drink tap water and if you feel it might not be safe then get a filtered bottle. A bobble is an affordable sustainably made reusable bottle and the filter needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 months. 

Plastic bags- Use. Reusable. Bags.

Microbeads- Ensure that your beauty products don’t have microbeads which go down our sinkholes into our land and sea.

Eat less meat- If you read our last post you’ll know that meat production accounts for a large proportion of greenhouse gases. “Producing one calorie of meat requires nearly twenty times the amount of energy as one plant calorie!”

Support environmentally friendly fashion- Stop relying on fast fashion and have faith in sweatshops and ethical brands! Next time you feel the shopping urge or need something new check out the many fair favourites we have featured or just google it!

FAIR FAVOURITES- KOMODO

“Komodo has been a pioneer brand, promoting the use and development of Organic Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo, Tencel and other natural fibres since the early 90s. Equally important was the welfare of the suppliers and people who work in the small factory units that make our clothes. There needs to be loyalty and respect to make a good deal for all and we still visit our factories for at least 2 months+ each year to ensure that any problems are solved together.”

JUNA Trousers

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FLYNNI Tencel Denim Dress

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JUNA Trousers

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HERRINGBONE Orange Organic Cotton Socks

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Sources and further reading

http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/11-earth-day-tips-to-make-our-planet-a-better-place-1684608

http://time.com/money/3828566/earth-day-tips-environment-save-money/

http://www.earthday.org/campaigns/

http://ecoadmirer.com/6-reasons-you-should-care-about-our-environment/

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