Happy Earth Day everyone! I have had this topic on my mind extra much lately as we have been quarantined at home. Bettering the health of the earth can feel like such a big topic, but I think the most effective way to do something good and helpful for our environment is to start by just changing one thing. Start there and I truly believe it will have such a ripple effect. I think we have all been inundated with the push back to simplicity…a slow pace. Besides the heaviness that stands behind our current circumstances, I have found this interruption in our busy lives to be nothing but refreshing. It is humbling to know we are out of control. This time has also shown me that I am more capable that I sometimes believe and has opened up new confidence and joy in activities that have slowly turned into daily burdens in the midst of our go-go-go mentality when they are meant to be a delight. I wanted to share a few things I have incorporated that have been so rewarding.
We are in the process of planting our own garden in the back yard. I know it will be such a learning experience, and I can’t wait to dive into it! Another great way to do this is to get a tower garden, which waters and sustains itself. We have done this in the past and couldn’t recommend it more! Also, another great option is going to the farmer’s market to buy produce or a local farm.
Another fun thing is growing fresh greens in your home. It requires no effort and is so fun to see them grow in no time! My mom gave me these for my birthday, and it may have been one of my favorite gifts.
Use a swag bag to keep veggies and herbs extra fresh for longer. These have been game changers for us, especially during this time!
Take these organic produce bags to the grocery store, farmer’s market, or the local farm. This helps to cut down on the use of plastic bags!
This one sounds so random, but a sea sponge has been my favorite new addition to our shower. It makes body wash last so much longer.
Make your own almond milk to save money and to lessen the use of plastic bottles. Almond Cow has been a heaven send during this time, and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
I have listed out so many other ways, products, and practices I love in my program called The Clean Sweep.