The entire month of April, we will recognize the importance of Earth Day - this year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world's ecosystems. A Clean Environment Is Essential for Healthy Living: the more we care about our environment, the less polluted with contaminants which could be harmful to our health.
Here are 5 simple ways to help the planet today:
Ditch Glitter – when tiny pieces of plastic enter the ocean; fish seabirds and other marine life gobble them up. Consider products that use synthetic alternative to plastic glitter.
Be Food Smart – each year we throw away 30-40% of our food, roughly 220 lbs. per person. Consider reusable produce bags to keep food fresher.
Embrace Earth-friendly Fashion – Think before you purchase more clothing. Consider using merchants who trade or shop second hand.
Compost – Food scraps and yard waste make up more than 30% of what we throw away. Composting is one of the biggest ways to reduce waste.
Quit the Plastic Habit – We eat, swallow or breathe 2,000 particles of plastic a week, due to the amount of plastic dumped in oceans. Consider non plastic, biodegradable and reuse.