As Earth Day draws near, we should keep in mind that April 22nd isn’t the only day we should take care of our planet — it’s every day! Here are some simple lifestyle swaps that can help you go green:
Use reusable shopping bags! — Approximately 100,000 sea turtles and other marine animals die each year because they are strangled by bags or mistake them for food. Though plastic bags may seem like an easy way to do simple errands and grocery shopping, a simple way to help prevent the negative environmental impacts is to use reusable bags for grocery shopping — stores such as Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s even give discounts for doing so!
Use reusable straws! — Even though they’re usually made of plastic, straws are too lightweight to be recycled, and end up either contaminating recycling loads or being disposed of as garbage. Instead of using a plastic straw, get a reusable straw — come in twice a week for a massage and get rewarded with your own stainless steel (and recyclable!) straw to help keep plastic out of our oceans.
Walk more! — As the weather gets warmer, it is becoming more and more tempting to leave the car keys hanging, close that Uber app, and walk to work. Conserve the earth’s fuel and use your own by getting in some exercise to start your day.
Skip bottled water! — According to Ban the Bottle, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles last year, but only recycled 38. Get a reusable water bottle to carry with you instead, so you can stay hydrated while you save the planet. Come on in twice a week and you can also win a reusable water bottle!
Change starts with simple actions, but most of all, it starts with YOU!
MaxWell wants you to go green!